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Overview of noun drive

The noun drive has 12 senses? (first 8 from tagged texts)
1. (6) drive, thrust, driving force

(the act of applying force to propel something; "after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off")

2. (5) drive

(a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine; "a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds")

3. (4) campaign, cause, crusade, drive, movement, effort

(a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end; "he supported populist campaigns"; "they worked in the cause of world peace"; "the team was ready for a drive toward the pennant"; "the movement to end slavery"; "contributed to the war effort")

4. (3) driveway, drive, private road

(a road leading up to a private house; "they parked in the driveway")

5. (1) drive

(the trait of being highly motivated; "his drive and energy exhausted his co-workers")

6. (1) drive, driving

(hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds")

7. (1) drive

(the act of driving a herd of animals overland)

8. (1) drive, ride

(a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile); "he took the family for a drive in his new car")

9. drive

(a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire)

10. drive

((computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium)

11. drive, parkway

(a wide scenic road planted with trees; "the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views")

12. drive

((sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash))


Overview of verb drive

The verb drive has 22 senses? (first 11 from tagged texts)
1. (56) drive

(operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?")

2. (24) drive, motor

(travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater")

3. (13) drive

(cause someone or something to move by driving; "She drove me to school every day"; "We drove the car to the garage")

4. (13) force, drive, ram

(force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically; "She rammed her mind into focus"; "He drives me mad")

5. (6) drive

(to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly; "She is driven by her passion")

6. (5) repel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat back

(cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders")

7. (4) drive

(compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment; "She finally drove him to change jobs")

8. (2) drive

(push, propel, or press with force; "Drive a nail into the wall")

9. (2) drive

(cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force; "drive the ball far out into the field")

10. (1) tug, labor, labour, push, drive

(strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis")

11. (1) drive, get, aim

(move into a desired direction of discourse; "What are you driving at?")

12. drive, ride

(have certain properties when driven; "This car rides smoothly"; "My new truck drives well")

13. drive

(work as a driver; "He drives a bread truck"; "She drives for the taxi company in Newark")

14. drive

(move by being propelled by a force; "The car drove around the corner")

15. drive

(urge forward; "drive the cows into the barn")

16. drive, take

(proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work")

17. drive

(strike with a driver, as in teeing off; "drive a golf ball")

18. drive

(hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally; "drive a ball")

19. drive

(excavate horizontally; "drive a tunnel")

20. drive

(cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling; "The amplifier drives the tube"; "steam drives the engines"; "this device drives the disks for the computer")

21. drive

(hunting: search for game; "drive the forest")

22. drive

(hunting: chase from cover into more open ground; "drive the game")

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