Definition of driving
1a : communicating force a driving wheelb : exerting pressure a driving influence
2a : having great force a driving rain a driving beatb : acting with vigor : energetic a hard-driving worker
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The Great Wolf Lodge facility isn't the only water park development being built within driving range of Alabama.
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First Known Use of driving
DRIVING Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of driving for English Language Learners
: 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
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