Home visits necessitate a phone, car, fuel, and someone who can drive.
Unfortunately for the president, the drive was undercut by skeptical comments from leading Democrats, including Bill Clinton.
And if country life becomes stale, London is just a two-hour drive away or a 90-minute train ride from Kingham.
Why are conservatives doing everything they can to oppose these policies—and to drive up the abortion rate in America?
To be fair, it is not clear that Kerry lost any votes for the White House drive to gain congressional support.
The laboratory was on the Northern rim of the field, a ten-minute drive from the auditorium.
But in finding him we had to clear the ground and drive in the pickets.
Well, if you kill me you will have the chance, for he will drive.
"Put him in the wagon, and we will drive home," said Captain Fishley.
Hugh had never enjoyed the open air more than during this drive.
Old English drifan "to drive, force, hunt, pursue; rush against" (class I strong verb; past tense draf, past participle drifen), from Proto-Germanic *dribanan (cf. Old Frisian driva, Old Saxon driban, Dutch drijven, Old High German triban, German treiben, Old Norse drifa, Gothic dreiban "to drive"). Not found outside Germanic. Original sense of "pushing from behind," altered in Modern English by application to automobiles. Related: Driving.
MILLER: "The more you drive, the less intelligent you are." ["Repo Man," 1984]
1690s, "act of driving," from drive (v.). Meaning "excursion by vehicle" is from 1785. Golfing sense of "forcible blow" is from 1836. Meaning "organized effort to raise money" is 1889, American English. Sense of "dynamism" is from 1908. In the computing sense, first attested 1963.
A strong motivating tendency or instinct, especially of sexual or aggressive origin, that prompts activity toward a particular end.
A peripheral device that allows a computer to read or/or write some storage medium such as a hard disk, floppy disk, magnetic tape, compact disc or DVD. These would be called a disk drive, magnetic tape drive, etc. CD and DVD drives are known collectively as optical drives. When unqualified the term probably refers to a hard disk drive.
The term "drive" refers particularly to the electrical components such as electric motors and head positioning system, read-write heads and associated electronics.
Of the above storage media, typically only hard disks are fixed, the rest being removable. Most PCs in 2009 include one disk drive and one optical drive housed in the main PC enclosure. Extra drives can be connected externally via USB, SCSI or Firewire. Magnetic tape is always removable and tape drives are typically external.
Not to be confused with a "driver" meaning device driver - software used to access a peripheral device.