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When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive, they took all the computers, all the literature, and loaded everything into a big white truck and left.
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Meaning of "drive" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DRIVE

Old English drīfan; related to Old Frisian drīva, Old Norse drīfa, Gothic dreiban, Old High German trīban.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DRIVE

drive  [draɪv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DRIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Drive is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb drive in English.

WHAT DOES DRIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Drive

Drive may refer to: ▪ Driving, the act of controlling a vehicle ▪ Road, an identifiable thoroughfare, route, way or path between two places ▪ Road trip, a journey on roads ▪ Driveway, a private road for local access to structures ▪ Drive, a campaign to collect items other than money ▪ Hunting or game drive ▪ Blood drive ▪ Lake Shore Drive or "The Drive", an expressway in Chicago...

Definition of drive in the English dictionary

The first definition of drive in the dictionary is to push, propel, or be pushed or propelled. Other definition of drive is to control and guide the movement of. Drive is also to compel or urge to work or act, esp excessively.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DRIVE

PRESENT

Present
I drive
you drive
he/she/it drives
we drive
you drive
they drive
Present continuous
I am driving
you are driving
he/she/it is driving
we are driving
you are driving
they are driving
Present perfect
I have driven
you have driven
he/she/it has driven
we have driven
you have driven
they have driven
Present perfect continuous
I have been driving
you have been driving
he/she/it has been driving
we have been driving
you have been driving
they have been driving
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I drove
you drove
he/she/it drove
we drove
you drove
they drove
Past continuous
I was driving
you were driving
he/she/it was driving
we were driving
you were driving
they were driving
Past perfect
I had driven
you had driven
he/she/it had driven
we had driven
you had driven
they had driven
Past perfect continuous
I had been driving
you had been driving
he/she/it had been driving
we had been driving
you had been driving
they had been driving
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will drive
you will drive
he/she/it will drive
we will drive
you will drive
they will drive
Future continuous
I will be driving
you will be driving
he/she/it will be driving
we will be driving
you will be driving
they will be driving
Future perfect
I will have driven
you will have driven
he/she/it will have driven
we will have driven
you will have driven
they will have driven
Future perfect continuous
I will have been driving
you will have been driving
he/she/it will have been driving
we will have been driving
you will have been driving
they will have been driving
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would drive
you would drive
he/she/it would drive
we would drive
you would drive
they would drive
Conditional continuous
I would be driving
you would be driving
he/she/it would be driving
we would be driving
you would be driving
they would be driving
Conditional perfect
I would have drive
you would have drive
he/she/it would have drive
we would have drive
you would have drive
they would have drive
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been driving
you would have been driving
he/she/it would have been driving
we would have been driving
you would have been driving
they would have been driving
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you drive
we let´s drive
you drive
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to drive
Past participle
driven
Present Participle
driving
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DRIVE


all-wheel-drive
ˌɔːlwiːlˈdraɪv
arrive
əˈraɪv
deprive
dɪˈpraɪv
derive
dɪˈraɪv
descrive
dɪˈskraɪv
drink-drive
ˌdrɪŋkˈdraɪv
outdrive
ˌaʊtˈdraɪv
overdrive
ˈəʊvəˌdraɪv
rive
raɪv
strive
straɪv
thrive
θraɪv
underdrive
ˈʌndəˌdraɪv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DRIVE

drivable
drive at
drive chain
drive home
drive shaft
drive to the wall
drive up the wall
drive-by
drive-by download
drive-by shooting
drive-in
drive-off
drive-through
drive-thru
drive-time
drive-up window
driveability
driveable
drivel
driveler

WORDS THAT END LIKE DRIVE

all-wheel drive
belt drive
cattle drive
CD-ROM drive
disk drive
flash drive
fly-drive
four-wheel drive
front-wheel drive
hard disk drive
hard drive
in overdrive
motor drive
pen drive
rear-wheel drive
sex drive
test drive
test-drive
USB drive
worm drive

Synonyms and antonyms of drive in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DRIVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «drive» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of drive

Translation of «drive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DRIVE

Find out the translation of drive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of drive from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «drive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

驾驶
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

viaje en coche
570 millions of speakers

English

drive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ड्राइव
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

نُزْهَةٌ في سَيَارَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

езда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

passeio de carro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ড্রাইভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

promenade
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Memandu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fahrt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ドライブ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

드라이브
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Drive
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chuyến đi chơi bằng xe
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இயக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ड्राइव्ह करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sürücü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

viaggio in auto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przejażdżka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

їзда
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

călătorie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

διαδρομή με όχημα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ry
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uppfartsväg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kjøretur
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of drive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DRIVE»

The term «drive» is very widely used and occupies the 939 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DRIVE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «drive» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «drive» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about drive

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10 QUOTES WITH «DRIVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word drive.
1
Casey Abrams
I'm a car singer, in fact sometimes I pretend to take my dog out for a walk, and I'll just drive him around and start singin'.
2
Manal al-Sharif
Women want to drive and they are taking actual steps towards that.
3
Marco Arment
With a Web and iPhone app, I try to find new and tiny ways to delight my customers. They may not notice, but it helps drive goodwill and makes your product remarkable.
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Sherman Austin
When they were done downloading all the information off each hard drive, they took all the computers, all the literature, and loaded everything into a big white truck and left.
5
James Belushi
What I do know is that with a celebrity's death comes an avalanche of media, and in that media is most often another death - it takes a life that is filled with complicated talent, hope, success and drive and reduces it to the 'story.'
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Annie Besant
Nothing but an imperious intellectual and moral necessity can drive into doubt a religious mind, for it is as though an earthquake shook the foundations of the soul, and the very being quivers and sways under the shock.
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Bill Bryson
If you drive to, say, Shenandoah National Park, or the Great Smoky Mountains, you'll get some appreciation for the scale and beauty of the outdoors. When you walk into it, then you see it in a completely different way. You discover it in a much slower, more majestic sort of way.
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Emma Bunton
I've got a Range Rover and a little Mercedes. I normally drive my Range Rover because I feel like a monster in it. Nobody messes with me.
9
Ciara
I have so much respect for athletes like LeBron James. I get motivation from them because I know how many hours they put into it. It takes a lot of hard work and drive.
10
Jim DeMint
I drive Fords, and I've driven American cars all my life, and I want to have a strong American manufacturing sector, especially in automobiles.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DRIVE»

Discover the use of drive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to drive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Most people believe that the best way to motivate is with rewards like money—the carrot-and-stick approach. That's a mistake, says Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others).
Daniel H. Pink, 2011
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Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
DRIVE is bursting with big ideas - the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
Daniel H. Pink, 2010
3
Drive: The Surprising Truth about what Motivates Us
The author of the best-selling A Whole New Mind challenges popular misconceptions to reveal what actually motivates people and how to harness that knowledge to promote personal and professional fulfillment.
Daniel H. Pink, 2009
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Learn to Drive in 10 Easy Stages: Pass Rates of Over Double ...
Praise and Reviews"Quite simply, this is the best book for learner drivers I have read" KENNETH PARKER, ADI"The best driver teaching aid I have encountered" ANDY HOWES, ADIAbout to take your driving test?
Margaret Stacey, 1999
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Learn to Drive in 10 Easy Stages: Covers the Theory and ...
This new edition contains everything that prospective students need to know - with both the theory and practical tests covered in this one volume, as well as the relevant Highway Code rules.
John Wells, Margaret Stacey, 2013
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The Test Drive
"Addressed to those who are left stranded by speculative thinking and unhinged by cognitive discourse, The Test Drive, organized around Nietzsche's interpretation of physics, points to a toxic residue of uninterrogated policies associated ...
Avital Ronell, 2005
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Drive
' Thus begins Drive, a new novella by James Sallis. Set mostly in Arizona and L.A., the story is, according to Sallis, "...about a guy who does stunt driving for movies by day and drives for criminals at night.
James Sallis, 2012
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Drive-By
Some people go to the crossroads, but Tito's crossroads laid themselves down in front of him. His brother Jimmy sprawls on the sidewalk at his feet. Shot in a drive by. Now a gang claims that Jimmy was their Ace Man.
Lynne Ewing, 2011
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Hard Disk Drive: Mechatronics and Control
By comparing various design approaches for both single- and dual-stage servomechanisms, the book shows the relative pros and cons of each approach. Numerous examples and figures clarify and illustrate the discussion.
Abdullah Al Mamun, GuoXiao Guo, Chao Bi, 2006
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Drive: The First Quartet: New Poems, 1980-2005
This five-part collection of poems ranges from highly political to gently playful and personal.
Lorna Dee Cervantes, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DRIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term drive is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Meeting with hockey legend gave inventor the drive to market goalie …
The #Takeoff series is about crowdsourcing issues important to Canadian small businesses. They tell us about their defining moments and we ... «The Globe and Mail, Jul 15»
2
Morden's Stardust Drive-In to stay open, thanks to donors
The show will go on at the Stardust Drive-In, after donors gave more than $30,000 to help keep the Morden, Man., outdoor movie theatre open. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
3
RTO to conduct drive against private taxis
Regional Transport officer MP Singh said, "From Monday we will start a drive against those cab operators who are running without travel and ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
4
30 gunshots fired in drive-by shooting
Three men are in custody Wednesday morning after police said they were suspected of peppering a home with up to 30 gunshots and ... «Chron.com, Jul 15»
5
Teenage girl injured in hit and run on Hindmarsh Drive, Phillip
Police said the teenager had been crossing the west bound lanes of Hindmarsh Drive, near the intersection of Melrose Drive, when she hit by ... «The Canberra Times, Jul 15»
6
Golden Gate Bridge a rough drive this weekend
Construction on Doyle Drive continues on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, in San Francisco, Calif. The main northern artery into the city will be closed for ... «Contra Costa Times, Jul 15»
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UPDATE: 5-year-old drive-by shooting victim to be taken off life …
TOPEKA, Kan. — The young victim of a Monday drive-by shooting remains on life support at a Topeka hospital while her family seeks answers ... «KAKE, Jul 15»
8
I-4 Ultimate overpass build closes city road near I-Drive
Grand National Drive, between Fun Spot Way and Adrianna Drive, closed Monday for two years as part of the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project. «Orlando Sentinel, Jul 15»
9
Emanuel's City Colleges tuition changes will drive up costs for some
But the group also voiced concerns the new tuition structure could drive down enrollment, and criticized City Colleges for not letting students ... «Chicago Tribune, Jul 15»
10
Horde of 5500 'drunk and fornicating' teens drive shocked families …
Hordes of drunk and rowdy teens forced terrified families off a beach after they invaded the sand on the hottest day of the year so far. «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»

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