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Webster 1913 Edition


Driving

Driv′ing

,
Adj.
1.
Having great force of impulse;
as, a
driving
wind or storm
.
2.
Communicating force; impelling;
as, a
driving
shaft
.
Driving axle
,
the axle of a driving wheel, as in a locomotive.
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
.

Driv′ing

,
Noun.
1.
The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously.
2.
Tendency; drift.
[R.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Driving

DRIVING

,
ppr.
Urging forward by force; impelling.

DRIVING

,
Noun.
1.
The act of impelling.
2.
Tendency.

Definition 2022


driving

driving

English

Verb

driving

  1. present participle of drive

Adjective

driving (comparative more driving, superlative most driving)

  1. That drives (a mechanism or process).
  2. (of wind, rain, etc): That drives forcefully; strong; forceful; violent

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Noun

driving (countable and uncountable, plural drivings)

  1. The action of the verb to drive in any sense.
  2. In particular, the action of operating a motor vehicle.
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      Risk is everywhere. From tabloid headlines insisting that coffee causes cancer (yesterday, of course, it cured it) to stern government warnings about alcohol and driving, the world is teeming with goblins.
    In the European Union, driving on the right is practised everywhere except in the British Isles, Malta and Cyprus, where driving on the left is practised.

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