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1. Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
acid, action, active, actuating, advancing, adventuresome, adventurous, agency, aggressive, ambitious, animating, assailing, assaulting, attacking, automobiling, bicycling, biking, biting, blinding, busing, cat-and-doggish, causal, causative, charging, coactive, compelling, compulsatory, compulsive, compulsory, conduct, constraining, corrosive, cutting, cycling, direction, directive, drippy, drizzling, drizzly, drumming, dynamic, effective, enterprising, equitation, execution, exercise, forceful, forcible, functioning, go-ahead, gripping, gutsy, handling, holding, horseback riding, horsemanship, hustling, impellent, impelling, imperative, imperious, impressive, impulsive, in motion, incisive, incursionary, incursive, inducive, invading, invasionary, invasive, irresistible, irruptive, lively, management, manipulation, misty, misty-moisty, mizzly, mobile, mordant, motile, motivating, motivational, motive, motor, motorcycling, motoring, moving, nervous, obsessing, obsessional, obsessive, occupation, operancy, operation, pedaling, pelting, penetrating, performance, performing, piercing, pluvial, pluviose, pluvious, poignant, possessing, pouring, powerful, practice, preoccupying, pressing, propellant, propelling, propulsive, propulsory, pulsive, punchy, pushful, pushing, pushy, rainy, responsibility, restraining, riding, running, sensational, shoving, showery, sinewed, sinewy, slashing, steering, stirring, streaming, striking, strong, telling, thrusting, transitional, traveling, trenchant, up-and-coming, urgent, venturesome, venturous, vigorous, vital, work, working, workings
Dictionary Results for driving:
1. WordNet® 3.0 (2006)
    adj 1: having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving
           personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate
           enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force" [syn: driving,
    2: acting with vigor; "responsibility turned the spoiled playboy
       into a driving young executive"
    n 1: hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced
         his drive out of bounds" [syn: drive, driving]
    2: the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle
       or animal

2. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
dynamical \dynamical\ adj. [Narrower terms: can-do; driving;
   energizing, energising, kinetic; forceful, slashing,
   vigorous; projectile; propellant, propellent, propelling,
   propulsive; renascent, resurgent; self-propelled,
   self-propelling; high-octane, high-powered, high-power,
   [WordNet 1.5] Dynamically \Dy*nam"ic*al*ly\, adv.
   In accordance with the principles of dynamics or moving
   forces. --J. Peile.
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3. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Drive \Drive\ (dr[imac]v), v. t. [imp. Drove (dr[=o]v),
   formerly Drave (dr[=a]v); p. p. Driven (dr[i^]v'n); p.
   pr. & vb. n. Driving.] [AS. dr[imac]fan; akin to OS.
   dr[imac]ban, D. drijven, OHG. tr[imac]ban, G. treiben, Icel.
   dr[imac]fa, Goth. dreiban. Cf. Drift, Drove.]
   1. To impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from
      one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to
      move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to
      drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
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            A storm came on and drove them into Pylos. --Jowett
                                                  (Thucyd. ).
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            Shield pressed on shield, and man drove man along.
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            Go drive the deer and drag the finny prey. --Pope.
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   2. To urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which
      draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also,
      to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by
      beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive
      a person to his own door.
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            How . . . proud he was to drive such a brother!
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   3. To urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain;
      to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive
      a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of
      circumstances, by argument, and the like. " Enough to
      drive one mad." --Tennyson.
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            He, driven to dismount, threatened, if I did not do
            the like, to do as much for my horse as fortune had
            done for his.                         --Sir P.
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   4. To carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
      [Now used only colloquially.] --Bacon.
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            The trade of life can not be driven without
            partners.                             --Collier.
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   5. To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
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            To drive the country, force the swains away.
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   6. (Mining) To dig Horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery
      or tunnel. --Tomlinson.
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   7. To pass away; -- said of time. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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   8. Specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, etc., to
      propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible
      [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

   9. to operate (a vehicle) while it is on motion, by
      manipulating the controls, such as the steering,
      propulsion, and braking mechanisms.

4. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Driving \Driv"ing\, n.
   1. The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of
      pressing or moving on furiously.
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   2. Tendency; drift. [R.]
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5. The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48
Driving \Driv"ing\, a.
   1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or
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   2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.
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   Driving axle, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a

   Driving box (Locomotive), the journal box of a driving
      axle. See Illust. of Locomotive.

   Driving note (Mus.), a syncopated note; a tone begun on a
      weak part of a measure and held through the next accented
      part, thus anticipating the accent and driving it through.

   Driving spring, a spring fixed upon the box of the driving
      axle of a locomotive engine to support the weight and
      deaden shocks. [Eng.] --Weale.

   Driving wheel (Mach.), a wheel that communicates motion;
      one of the large wheels of a locomotive to which the
      connecting rods of the engine are attached; -- called
      also, simply, driver. See Illust. of Locomotive.
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