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Meaning of "four-wheel drive" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Four-Wheel drive is 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.

WHAT DOES FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive

Four-wheel drive, all-wheel drive, AWD, 4WD, or 4×4 is a four-wheeled vehicle with a drivetrain that allows all four wheels to receive torque from the engine.

Definition of four-wheel drive in the English dictionary

The definition of four-wheel drive in the dictionary is a system used in motor vehicles in which all four wheels are connected to the source of power.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE

four-in-hand
four-leaf clover
four-leaved clover
four-legged
four-legged friend
four-letter word
four-minute mile
four-o´clock
four-part
four-part harmony
four-poster
four-poster bed
four-seater
four-star
four-star general
four-star petrol
four-stroke
four-way
four-way stop
fourball

WORDS THAT END LIKE FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE

all-wheel drive
all-wheel-drive
arrive
belt drive
disk drive
drink-drive
drive
flash drive
fly-drive
front-wheel drive
hard disk drive
hard drive
in overdrive
overdrive
pen drive
rear-wheel drive
sex drive
test drive
test-drive
USB drive
worm drive

Synonyms and antonyms of four-wheel drive in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «four-wheel drive» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE

Find out the translation of four-wheel drive to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of four-wheel 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 «four-wheel drive» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

四轮驱动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tracción en las cuatro ruedas
570 millions of speakers

English

four-wheel drive
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

चार पहिया ड्राइव
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الدَفْع ُ الرُبَاعِيّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

полный привод
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tração nas quatro rodas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চার চাকা ড্রাইভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quatre-quatre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pacuan empat roda
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Vierradantrieb
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

四輪駆動
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

사륜구동
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Papat roda
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xe bốn bánh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நான்கு சக்கர டிரைவ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चार-चाक ड्राइव्ह
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Dört tekerlekten çekiş
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

quattro ruote motrici
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

napęd czterokołowy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

повний привід
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

motor 4x4
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κίνηση στους τέσσερις τροχούς
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vierwielaandrywing
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fyrhjulsdrift
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

firehjulstrekker
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of four-wheel drive

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE»

The term «four-wheel drive» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.896 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE»

Discover the use of four-wheel drive in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to four-wheel drive and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Life Skills Curriculum: ARISE Four Wheel Drive for the Mind, ...
ARISE Four Wheel Drive: Networking, Jobs and Money is brimming with old-fashioned budgeting skills that help students practice making sound financial decisions.
ARISE Foundation, ARISE Foundation Staff, 2011
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Four Wheel Drive Handbook
In this handbook, we're going to begin at the beginning!
James T. Crow, 1976
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Popular Science
What are free-wheeling hubs? • What does "four high" mean? • Who needs 4WD, anyway? An 8,000-pound-capacity winch, like this one shown pulling a pickup camper up a rugged slope, makes a handy option for a four-wheel-drive vehicle.
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Grandma Needs a Four-Wheel Drive: Adventure Travel for Seniors
That car salesman already had my blood pressure into high-boil range when he patronizingly said, “You don't really need a four-wheel-drive vehicle, honey. A two-wheel drive will take you anyplace you'll be going.” I needed a new SUV.
Janet Webb Farnsworth, 2011
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Theory of Ground Vehicles
For wheeled tractors to fully utilize the high engine power available and to maintain high tractive efficiency, four-wheel-drive has gained increasingly wide acceptance since the total weight of a four-wheel-drive tractor is utilized for the ...
J. Y. Wong, 2001
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Automotive Chassis: Brakes, Suspension, and Steering
A centrally located speed sensor is normally found on the top of the differential, in the transmission, or in the four-wheel drive transfer case. The front brakes are normal brakes without any extra control. The system needs only one sensor.
Tim Gilles, 2005
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Hillier's Fundamentals of Motor Vehicle Technology
A part-time four-wheel drive system enables the driver to select either two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The transfer box is generally fitted with two control levers; one lever for selecting either two-wheel drive or four- wheel drive and the  ...
Victor Albert Walter Hillier, Peter Coombes, 2004
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Four-Wheeler's Bible
Four-By First: ln 1908, Otto Zachow and William Besserdich were the first in America to produce a four-wheel-drive vehicle with a steerable driving front axle and a four-wheel-drive system of the general design we still use today. four- wheel ...
Jim Allen, 2009
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Life Skills Curriculum: ARISE Four Wheel Drive for the Mind
ARISE Foundation, Susan Benson. to Do lISt Think about what you need to do in a day. Write down how much time it takes to do each (homework, eating, sleeping , sports, etc.). Time: To Do: ARISE Four-Wheel Drive for the Mind: Learning ...
ARISE Foundation, Susan Benson, 2011
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Life Skills Curriculum: ARISE Four Wheel Drive for Theh ...
ARISE Foundation, ARISE Foundation Staff. to Do lISt Think about what you need to do in a day. Write down how much time it takes to do each (homework, eating, sleeping, sports, etc.). Time: To Do: ARISE Four-Wheel Drive for the Mind: ...
ARISE Foundation, ARISE Foundation Staff, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FOUR-WHEEL DRIVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term four-wheel drive is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ride & Drive: 2015 Nissan Titan
It has an EPA fuel economy rating of 13 mpg city, 18 mpg for rear-wheel drive models (12 mpg, 17 mpg respectively for four-wheel drive). «Waxahachie Daily Light, Jul 15»
2
Los Angeles County leaders still drive pricey gas-guzzling cars …
The Denali has “four-wheel drive and upgraded suspension and safety equipment,” he wrote in an email. (Bell left off the SUV's touted ... «LA Daily News, Jul 15»
3
Rammed by stolen car
A PALMERSTON woman told yesterday how she is suffering flashbacks after an Isuzu four-wheel drive “pimped up to the max with a massive ... «NT News, Jul 15»
4
Excessive rainfall taking toll on rural roads
“It just doesn't seem like our modern four-wheel drive vehicles pull through the mud like they used to. They just don't have the same power like ... «Plainview Daily Herald, Jul 15»
5
Tractor pull thrills fans at peach festival in Gaffney
During Saturday evening's truck and tractor pull, fans got to watch heavy stock tractors, farm tractors, light four-wheel drive trucks and more. «Spartanburg Herald Journal, Jul 15»
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Nissan Juke Nismo RS: Family hot-hatch SUV that looks a bit like …
But in the two-wheel drive version they are just that and the four-wheel drive has an even smaller boot. You'll be able to enjoy the great ... «The Register, Jul 15»
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WTCC star Yvan Muller to compete in home World RX event
"Yes ice racing is four-wheel drive, but also four-wheel steer, and on ice the grip levels are naturally much lighter. “Of course, the comparison is ... «Motorsport.com, Jul 15»
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Freezing weather conditions bring snow and smiles to Canberra's …
... a steady flow of people coming up to see the snow although the road is only open to those with chains or four-wheel drive vehicles," he said. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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New plan for zero hour contracts
One person is dead after a collision between a motorcyle and a four-wheel drive vehicle at Waiuku, south of Auckland. A New Zealand police ... «TVNZ, Jul 15»
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Outlander aimed at household status
... engineering and design upgrades. It is geared towards anyone looking for a fuel-efficient, four-wheel drive vehicle in which to enjoy the road. «Jamaica Gleaner, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Four-Wheel drive [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/four-wheel-drive>. Oct 2020 ».
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