driving

adjective
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 After Brown missed his own driving layup attempt with just over 6 seconds left, Middleton got the rebound. Steve Megargee, ajc, 11 June 2021 After Brown missed his own driving layup attempt with just over 6 seconds left, Middleton got the rebound. Steve Megargee, ajc, 11 June 2021 After Brown missed his own driving layup attempt with just over 6 seconds left, Middleton got the rebound. Steve Megargee, ajc, 11 June 2021 After Brown missed his own driving layup attempt with just over 6 seconds left, Middleton got the rebound. Steve Megargee, ajc, 11 June 2021 After Brown missed his own driving layup attempt with just over 6 seconds left, Middleton got the rebound. Steve Megargee, Star Tribune, 10 June 2021 With more than 1 mile of non-driving and naturally growing beach and miles of lagoon-front, Beachtown is also nestled in an 800-acre nature preserve. Houston Chronicle, 11 July 2020 This development rests alongside the only naturally growing and non-driving beach on the island. Houston Chronicle, 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, 27 June 2020

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First Known Use of driving

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

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29 Jul 2021

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“Driving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/driving. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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driving

adjective

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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