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English noun: drive

1. drive (act) the act of applying force to propel something


SamplesAfter reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off.


Synonymsdriving force, thrust


Broader (hypernym)actuation, propulsion


Narrower (hyponym)firewall, impetus, impulse, impulsion

2. drive (artifact) a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine


SamplesA variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds.


Broader (hypernym)mechanism


Narrower (hyponym)fusee, fusee drive

3. drive (act) a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end


SamplesHe 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.


Synonymscampaign, cause, crusade, effort, movement


Broader (hypernym)venture


Narrower (hyponym)ad blitz, ad campaign, advertising campaign, anti-war movement, campaigning, candidacy, candidature, charm campaign, consumerism, electioneering, feminism, feminist movement, fund-raising campaign, fund-raising drive, fund-raising effort, gay lib, gay liberation movement, lost cause, political campaign, reform, war, women's lib, women's liberation movement, youth crusade, youth movement

4. drive (artifact) a road leading up to a private house


SamplesThey parked in the driveway.


Synonymsdriveway, private road


Broader (hypernym)road, route


Part holonymturnaround

5. drive (attribute) the trait of being highly motivated


SamplesHis drive and energy exhausted his co-workers.


Broader (hypernym)trait


Narrower (hyponym)action, aggressiveness, ambition, ambitiousness, energy, enterprise, enterprisingness, get-up-and-go, go-ahead, initiative, push

6. drive (act) hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver


SamplesHe sliced his drive out of bounds.


Synonymsdriving


Broader (hypernym)golf shot, golf stroke, swing

7. drive (act) the act of driving a herd of animals overland


Broader (hypernym)conveyance, transfer, transferral, transport, transportation


Narrower (hyponym)cattle drive

8. drive (act) a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)


SamplesHe took the family for a drive in his new car.


Synonymsride


Broader (hypernym)journey, journeying


Narrower (hyponym)joyride, lift, spin

9. drive (state) a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire


Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state


Narrower (hyponym)hunger, hungriness, hypoxia, sex drive, thirst, thirstiness

10. drive (artifact) (computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)CD drive, CD-ROM drive, disc drive, disk drive, external drive, hard drive, internal drive, RAM disk, Winchester drive


Part holonymarbor, mandrel, mandril, spindle


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

11. drive (artifact) a wide scenic road planted with trees


SamplesThe riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views.


Synonymsparkway


Broader (hypernym)road, route

12. drive (act) (sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)


Broader (hypernym)return


Narrower (hyponym)backhand drive, forehand drive


Domain categorylawn tennis, squash, squash rackets, squash racquets, tennis


English verb: drive

1. drive (motion) operate or control a vehicle


SamplesDrive a car or bus.
Can you drive this four-wheel truck?.


ExamplesThey drive the car down the avenue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)control, operate


Narrower (hyponym)coach, drive, test drive, tool


Verb groupdrive, drive, drive, ride, take


Domain categorydriving

2. drive (motion) travel or be transported in a vehicle


SamplesWe drove to the university every morning.
They motored to London for the theater.


ExamplesThey drive up the hill


Synonymsmotor


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Entailride


Verb groupdrive, take


Domain categorydriving

3. drive (motion) cause someone or something to move by driving


SamplesShe drove me to school every day.
We drove the car to the garage.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)chauffeur, drive around, pull


Verb groupdrive, take

4. drive (contact) force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically


SamplesShe rammed her mind into focus.
He drives me mad.


Synonymsforce, ram


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)thrust


Narrower (hyponym)toe, toenail


Verb groupdrive, drive

5. drive (social) to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly


SamplesShe is driven by her passion.


ExamplesThey drive him to write the letter


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)coerce, force, hale, pressure, squeeze


Verb groupdrive, drive, force, ram

6. drive (contact) cause to move back by force or influence


SamplesRepel the enemy.
Push back the urge to smoke.
Beat back the invaders.


Synonymsbeat back, force back, push back, repel, repulse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)force, push


Verb groupdrive


Antonymsattract, pull in, draw in, pull, draw

7. drive (creation) compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment


SamplesShe finally drove him to change jobs.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)make


Verb groupdrive, drive, force, ram

8. drive (contact) push, propel, or press with force


SamplesDrive a nail into the wall.


ExamplesThe horses drive across the field


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)impel, propel

9. drive (contact) cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force


SamplesDrive the ball far out into the field.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)throw


Verb groupbeat back, drive, drive, force back, push back, repel, repulse

10. drive (social) strive and make an effort to reach a goal


SamplesShe 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.


Synonymslabor, labour, push, tug


Pattern of useSomebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Broader (hypernym)fight, struggle


Narrower (hyponym)reach, strain, strive


Verb groupbear on, push

11. drive (communication) move into a desired direction of discourse


SamplesWhat are you driving at?.


Synonymsaim, get


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)intend, mean

12. drive (stative) have certain properties when driven


SamplesThis car rides smoothly.
My new truck drives well.


ExamplesThese cars won't drive


Synonymsride


Pattern of useSomething ----s Adjective/Noun


Verb groupdrive, ride

13. drive (social) work as a driver


SamplesHe drives a bread truck.
She drives for the taxi company in Newark.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)do work, work


Verb groupdrive

14. drive (motion) move by being propelled by a force


SamplesThe car drove around the corner.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)drive, go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)pull

15. drive (motion) urge forward


SamplesDrive the cows into the barn.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)force, push


Narrower (hyponym)mush

16. drive (motion) proceed along in a vehicle


SamplesWe drive the turnpike to work.


Synonymstake


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cover, cross, cut across, cut through, get across, get over, pass over, track, traverse


Verb groupdrive, drive, drive, motor


Domain categorydriving

17. drive (contact) strike with a driver, as in teeing off


SamplesDrive a golf ball.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Verb groupdrive, drive


Domain categorygolf, golf game

18. drive (contact) hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally


SamplesDrive a ball.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit


Verb groupdrive


Domain categoryathletics, sport

19. drive (contact) excavate horizontally


SamplesDrive a tunnel.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)dig, excavate, hollow


Domain categoryexcavation, mining

20. drive (consumption) cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling


SamplesThe amplifier drives the tube.
Steam drives the engines.
This device drives the disks for the computer.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)power

21. drive (competition) hunting: search for game


SamplesDrive the forest.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunt down, run, track down


Verb groupdrive

22. drive (competition) hunting: chase from cover into more open ground


SamplesDrive the game.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hunt, hunt down, run, track down


Verb groupdrive









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