: falling or blowing with great force and speed

—used in the phrase driving force to describe the person or thing that causes or controls something

Full Definition of DRIVING

a :  communicating force <a driving wheel>
b :  exerting pressure <a driving influence>
a :  having great force <a driving rain> <a driving beat>
b :  acting with vigor :  energetic <a hard-driving worker>

First Known Use of DRIVING

14th century
May 25, 2015
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a noisy boisterous band or parade
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