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 Other roads, however, like many of the passes in southern Colorado, require significantly more driving experience. Outside Online, 15 June 2020 Free-flowing, individual globs of cheese should be easy enough to grab with your non-driving hand on the way home, not clumped together like Mount Curd. Daniel Higgins, USA TODAY, 3 Mar. 2022 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, 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 See More

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First Known Use of driving

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2a

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The first known use of driving was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

18 May 2022

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“Driving.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/driving. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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