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Definition of "driving" []

  • Transmitting power or motion. (adjective)
  • Violent, intense, or forceful: a driving rain. (adjective)
  • Energetic or active: a driving personality. (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 "driving" in a sentence
  • "Quite often when I'm driving somewhere on my own, my cell phone will start vibrating with repeated texts coming in and when I finally get home (we rent a condo together) she will petulantly ask me why I did not respond to her texts and I'll simply reply with "… because I was * driving*??" and stare at her like she's on drugs."
  • "C.S. Rolls, in driving from the ‘Cat and Fiddle,’ was evidently so deceived by both the gradient and the corner that he actually threw his mechanic off the car, owing to the vehicle travelling at much higher rate than was allowed for, and the gradient keeping the car running at a great speed right up to the comer."
  • "Alabama to demonstrate that two light, and, as regards equipment, comparatively insignificant vessels of war would have little difficulty in driving from the ocean a flag which, three years ago, might have been seen upon every wave of every sea."