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Definition of "driven" []

  • Past participle of drive. (verb)
  • Piled up or carried along by a current: driven snow. (adjective)
  • Motivated by or having a compulsive quality or need: a driven person. (adjective)
  • Caused, sustained, or stimulated: an export-driven economic recovery. (adjective)
  • Powered, operated, or controlled: a piston-driven airplane; a menu-driven software program. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "driven" in a sentence
  • "The same appears to be, "That are not driven to behold those wretched cares, which I _am driven_, &c.""
  • "But the awful events ended not there: the royal object of that great day's pageant is himself gone to another world; and the Duchess d'Angoulême, again driven from the throne of her ancestors, has once more become a hopeless exile!"
  • "We think part of the reason for that is it's a title driven business and the titles that we've had in the marketplace are strong and attractive and there's brand value as well."