Origin of driving
verb (used with object), drove or (Archaic) drave, driv·en, driv·ing.
- to cause the advance of (a base runner) by a base hit or sacrifice fly: He drove him home with a scratch single.
- to cause (a run) to be scored by a base hit or sacrifice fly: He drove in two runs.
- to hit or propel (a ball, puck, shuttlecock, etc.) very hard.
- to kick (a ball) with much force.
- to chase (game).
- to search (a district) for game.
verb (used without object), drove or (Archaic) drave, driv·en, driv·ing.
- an act or instance of driving a ball, puck, shuttlecock, or the like.
- the flight of such a ball, puck, shuttlecock, or the like, that has been driven with much force.
Origin of drive
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Contemporary Examples of driving
Her slight miscalculation of how to fix the situation leads to her driving around the gas pump.Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos
The Daily Beast Video
January 4, 2015
Tim Russert and I are driving back to the Albany airport after taking our kids to the baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.Mario Cuomo, Always Moving Us Toward the Light
January 4, 2015
And for those on the Palestinian right who still dream of driving the Jews into the sea, they too can forget it.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead
January 2, 2015
Youssef said the jailings are not only driving the community underground but pushing many to move abroad.Sisi Is Persecuting, Prosecuting, and Publicly Shaming Egypt’s Gays
December 30, 2014
The next day, after driving to Putney on the outskirts of London, we start the end of our journey.Biking With the Bard
December 28, 2014
Historical Examples of driving
To be with those she loved best, and to be driving over the beautiful earth!Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Austin and I have the most important business to transact at Witherby, so he's driving me over.
Driving with me is no great catch, perhaps; but a promise is a promise.
He's been scheming, ever since I told him you were coming, to get out of driving in to meet you.Chip, of the Flying U
B. M. Bower
Well, it was Martin himself who was driving her to such thoughts.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
verb drives, driving, drove (drəʊv) or driven (ˈdrɪvən)
- to chase (game) from cover into more open ground
- to search (an area) for game
- to cause to penetrate to the fullest extent
- to make clear by special emphasis
- a road for vehicles, esp a private road leading to a house
- (capital when part of a street name)Woodland Drive
- the means by which force, torque, motion, or power is transmitted in a mechanismfluid drive
- (as modifier)a drive shaft
Word Origin for 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.