What does driving mean?

Definitions for driving
ˈdraɪ vɪŋdriv·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word driving.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drive, drivingnoun

    hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver

    "he sliced his drive out of bounds"

  2. drivingadjective

    the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

  3. driving, impulsiveadjective

    having the power of driving or impelling

    "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force"

  4. drivingadjective

    acting with vigor

    "responsibility turned the spoiled playboy into a driving young executive"

Wiktionary

  1. drivingnoun

    The action of the verb to drive in any sense.

  2. drivingnoun

    In particular, the action of operating a motor vehicle.

    In European Union, driving on the right is practiced everywhere except in the British Isles, Malta and Cyprus, where driving on the left is practised.

  3. drivingadjective

    That drives (a mechanism or process).

  4. drivingadjective

    That drives forcefully; strong; forceful; violent

Wikipedia

  1. Driving

    Driving is the controlled operation and movement of a vehicle, including cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, and bicycles. Permission to drive on public highways is granted based on a set of conditions being met and drivers are required to follow the established road and traffic laws in the location they are driving. The word driving, has etymology dating back to the 15th century and has developed as what driving has encompassed has changed from working animals in the 15th to automobiles in the 1800s. Driving skills have also developed since the 15th century with physical, mental and safety skills being required to drive. This evolution of the skills required to drive have been accompanied by the introduction of driving laws which relate to not only the driver but the driveability of a car.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Driving

    of Drive

  2. Drivingadjective

    having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm

  3. Drivingadjective

    communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft

  4. Drivingnoun

    the act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously

  5. Drivingnoun

    tendency; drift

Freebase

  1. Driving

    Driving is the controlled operation and movement of a land vehicle, such as a car, truck or bus. Although direct operation of a bicycle and a mounted animal are commonly referred to as riding, such operators are legally considered drivers and are required to obey the rules of the road. Driving over a long distance is referred to as a road trip.

Editors Contribution

  1. driving

    The act and process of to control, direct, manage and move a vehicle.

    Driving is a wonderful experience to be enjoyed.


    Submitted by MaryC on March 4, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'driving' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2917

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'driving' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1380

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'driving' in Nouns Frequency: #2465

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'driving' in Adjectives Frequency: #874

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of driving in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of driving in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of driving in a Sentence

  1. Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders:

    Based on witness accounts, we have a vehicle that started north on Yonge Street from Finch( Avenue) and drove southbound at some point in times on sidewalks, at some point in times driving southbound in northbound lanes.

  2. United Nations:

    The world's energy supply remains dominated by coal, oil and gas, driving emission levels that are inconsistent with climate goals.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    Thoughts are supreme. It is driving the car we call life. So to reach the deserved destination, think right.

  5. Prime Minister Boris Johnson:

    They will be driving medicines from pharmacies to patients, they'll be bringing patients home from hospital. Very importantly, they'll be making regular phone calls to check on and support people who are staying on their own at home, and they will be absolutely crucial in the fight against this virus.

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