What does driven mean?

Definitions for driven
ˈdrɪv əndriv·en

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. driven, goadedadjective

    compelled forcibly by an outside agency

    "mobs goaded by blind hatred"

  2. driven, impelledadjective

    urged or forced to action through moral pressure

    "felt impelled to take a stand against the issue"

  3. compulsive, determined, drivenadjective

    strongly motivated to succeed


  1. drivenadjective

    Obsessed; passionately motivated to achieve goals.

  2. drivenadjective

    (of snow) Formed into snowdrifts by wind.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Drivenparticiple of drive.

    They were driven forth from among men. Job xxx. 5.


  1. Driven

    Driven is a song by Canadian rock band Rush from their 1996 album Test for Echo. It was the third of five singles released from the album and reached No. 3 on the US Mainstream Rock chart. Lead singer and bassist Geddy Lee said about the song:'Driven' is just from a bass player's point of view. I wrote that song with three tracks of bass. I brought it to Alex and said, 'Here's the song; I did three tracks of bass, but I just did that to fill in for the guitar',and he said, 'Let's keep it with the three basses.' So, I said, 'I love you.'


  1. driven

    Driven refers to being highly motivated, determined, and ambitious to achieve certain goals or objectives. It is a characteristic of individuals who show a strong desire or inclination towards success, often exhibiting persistence, initiative and tenacity. This term can be used in various contexts, including professional or personal scenarios.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Driven

    of Drive

  2. Driven

    of Drive. Also adj


  1. Driven

    Driven is a 2001 action drama film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote and produced. It centers on a young racing driver's effort to win the Champ Car World Series auto racing championship. Prior to production of the movie, Stallone was seen at many Formula 1 races, but he was unable to procure enough information about the category due to the secrecy with which teams protect their cars, so he decided to base the film on Champ Car.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'driven' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3278

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'driven' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4641

Anagrams for driven »

  1. verdin

  2. nervid

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of driven in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of driven in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of driven in a Sentence

  1. Angel Mata:

    It's just the fear of the unknown, 2008 – though it was seven years ago – is still fresh in everybody's mind and the fear is we could have a kind of situation that we had back then, which was driven by the fixed-income side.

  2. Anita Gandhi:

    (A) good amount of liquidity has come from FIIs and that has driven the market substantially.

  3. Kanwalinder Singh:

    These modems will give carmakers and consumers an in-car experience that rivals the best smartphones, consumer expectations of the experience inside the car are being driven by their experiences with their smartphones.

  4. Fiat Chrysler -LRB- FCA -RRB-:

    After 7 years of global auto expansion - and unprecedented NAFTA returns - FCA has done too little to insure itself against a downturn in our view. As the end of a lease driven bubble approaches, and M&A optionality fades, FCA looks out of time.

  5. Shakib Noori:

    It's very painful to transform from an almost 100 percent donor-driven bubble economy to a real one, but there are other opportunities. I know it's difficult. The license will take you a month.

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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another
    A rung
    B anestrus
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