Definition of Driving

1. Noun. Hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver. "He sliced his drive out of bounds"

Exact synonyms: Drive
Generic synonyms: Golf Shot, Golf Stroke, Swing
Derivative terms: Drive, Drive, Drive, Drive

2. Adjective. Having the power of driving or impelling. "An impulsive force"
Exact synonyms: Impulsive
Similar to: Dynamic, Dynamical
Derivative terms: Impel

3. Noun. The act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal.

4. Adjective. Acting with vigor. "Responsibility turned the spoiled playboy into a driving young executive"
Similar to: Energetic

Definition of Driving

1. a. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm.

2. n. The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously.

Definition of Driving

1. Verb. (present participle of drive) ¹

2. Adjective. That drives (a mechanism or process). ¹

3. Adjective. (sense of wind, rain, etc) That drives forcefully; strong; forceful; violent ¹

4. Noun. The action of the verb '''to drive''' in any sense. ¹

5. Noun. In particular, the action of operating a motor vehicle. ¹

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Definition of Driving

1. management of a motor vehicle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Driving

1. 1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm. 2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft. Driving axle, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive. Driving box, a wheel that communicates motion; one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the connecting rods of the engine are attached; called also, simply, driver. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Driving

driveway moment
driveway moments
driving (current term)
driving axle
driving belt
driving examiner
driving force
driving iron
driving irons
driving licence
driving licences
driving license
driving motor
driving rain
driving range
driving ranges
driving school

Literary usage of Driving

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1891)
"lbs., being interposed between the lugs and the hub, allowing a motion of fonr feet on the circumference of the six-foot diameter rope-driving wheel, ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"... Nestor's Son Quicken'd his steeds, then slanted back, and bare Full on him, who in fear cried out and said : " Recklessly art thou driving, Nestor's Son ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"App. 327, 71 SE 492, where it was held that— "The owner of an automobile usually is not liable for injuries inflicted by one who at the time is driving it ..."

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