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Definition 1: the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal - [noun denoting act]

(driving is a kind of ...) the act of going from one place to another

"he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"

(driving is a kind of ...) the act of setting and holding a course

"a new council was installed under the direction of the king"

(... is a kind of driving ) the act of driving an automobile

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) operate or control a vehicle

"drive a car or bus" "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) drive a coach

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) test a vehicle by driving it

"I want to test drive the new Porsche"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure

"She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) maneuver a vehicle into a parking space

"Park the car in front of the library" "Can you park right here?"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) park at an angle

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) park directly behind another vehicle

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) park a vehicle alongside another

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it

"We tooled down the street"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) travel in an automobile

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) proceed along in a vehicle

"We drive the turnpike to work"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) travel or be transported in a vehicle

"We drove to the university every morning" "They motored to London for the theater"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) approach while driving

"The truck entered the driveway and drove up towards the house"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) stop abruptly

"The police car pulled up short and then turned around fast"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) have a small turning radius

"My little subcompact car turns on a dime!"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins

"They reined in in front of the post office"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) come to a stop

"The car stalled in the driveway"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) come to a halt after driving somewhere

"The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn" "The chauffeur hauled up in front of us"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) cause (a vehicle) to stop

"He pulled up the car in front of the hotel"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) cause to stop by applying the brakes

"brake the car before you go into a curve"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) stop travelling by applying a brake

"We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"

(driving is the domain which ... is member of) ride a snowmobile

Definition 2: hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver - [noun denoting act]

Samples where driving or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he sliced his drive out of bounds

Synonyms for driving in the sense of this definition

(driving is a kind of ...) the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

Definition 3: having the power of driving or impelling - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where driving or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for driving in the sense of this definition

(driving is similar to ...) characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality

"a dynamic market" "a dynamic speaker" "the dynamic president of the firm"

Definition 4: acting with vigor - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where driving or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • responsibility turned the spoiled playboy into a driving young executive

(driving is similar to ...) possessing or exerting or displaying energy

"an energetic fund raiser for the college" "an energetic group of hikers" "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"

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