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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 adj driven

The adj driven has 3 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) driven, goaded

(compelled forcibly by an outside agency; "mobs goaded by blind hatred")

2. driven, impelled

(urged or forced to action through moral pressure; "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue")

3. compulsive, determined, driven

(strongly motivated to succeed)

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