driv·​ing | \ ˈdrī-viŋ How to pronounce driving (audio) \

Definition of driving

1a : communicating force a driving wheel
b : exerting pressure a driving influence
2a : having great force a driving rain a driving beat
b : acting with vigor : energetic a hard-driving worker

Examples of driving in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This development rests alongside the only naturally growing and non-driving beach on the island. Houston Chronicle, "Beachtown offers active lifestyle by the sea with city amenities," 27 June 2020 The new system forbids insurance companies from using some non-driving factors when calculating a driver's premium. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, "How Michigan drivers can get the cheapest no-fault auto insurance rates," 27 June 2020 The coast lying along this development is the only naturally growing and non-driving beach on the island. Houston Chronicle, "Buyers can live in the beauty, serenity found in Beachtown," 6 June 2020 That's slightly more driving range than any car Tesla offers. Peter Valdes-dapena, CNN, "GM's new electric car battery tops Tesla's," 4 Mar. 2020 Mornings are mine again — no more driving strangers from before dawn to long past dinner, no more being too tired to write. Dallas News, "Art and the City: Dallas writers are embracing their newfound solitude ... and singing to their cats," 5 Apr. 2020 Locally, heavy snow could make driving conditions difficult in the mountain passes. Daniel Manzo, ABC News, "Lake effect snow winds down in New York as severe weather and flooding threatens southern US," 29 Feb. 2020 The law does not apply to first responders who are on duty and driving emergency service vehicles. BostonGlobe.com, "Here’s a look at how the new law affects you.," 26 Nov. 2019 That means driving directions are more reliable, instant translations are almost good enough, and everyone gets to be an adequate portrait photographer, all powered by artificial intelligence. Popular Mechanics, "The Bot Decade: How AI Took Over Our Lives in the 2010s," 9 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of driving

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Driving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/driving. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of driving

: 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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