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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Drive v. t. [imp. Drove formerly Drave (drāv); p. p. Driven p. pr. & vb. n. Driving.]
 1. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
    A storm came on and drove them into Pylos.   --Jowett (Thucyd. ).
    Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along.   --Pope.
    Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey.   --Pope.
 2. To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door.
    How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother!   --Thackeray.
 3. To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like. Enough to drive one mad.”
    He, driven to dismount, threatened, if I did not do the like, to do as much for my horse as fortune had done for his.   --Sir P. Sidney.
 4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute. [Now used only colloquially.]
    The trade of life can not be driven without partners.   --Collier.
 5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
    To drive the country, force the swains away.   --Dryden.
 6. Mining To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
 7. To pass away; -- said of time. [Obs.]
 8. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible throw.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Driv·ing, a.
 1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm.
 2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.
 Driving axle, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive.
 Driving box Locomotive, the journal box of a driving axle. See Illust. of Locomotive.
 Driving note Mus., a syncopated note; a tone begun on a weak part of a measure and held through the next accented part, thus anticipating the accent and driving it through.
 Driving spring, a spring fixed upon the box of the driving axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and deaden shocks. [Eng.] --Weale.
 Driving wheel Mach., a wheel that communicates motion; one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the connecting rods of the engine are attached; -- called also, simply, driver. See Illust. of Locomotive.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Driv·ing, n.
 1. The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously.
 2. Tendency; drift. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving
             personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate
             enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force" [syn: impulsive]
      2: acting with vigor; "responsibility turned the spoiled
         playboy into a driving young executive"
      n 1: hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced
           his drive out of bounds" [syn: drive]
      2: the act of controlling and steering the movement of a
         vehicle or animal