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drive-in

(drīv′ĭn′)
n.
An establishment, especially an outdoor movie theater, designed to permit customers to remain in their motor vehicles while being accommodated.
adj.
Of or being such an establishment: a drive-in restaurant; a drive-in teller.

drive-in

adj
denoting a public facility or service designed to be used by patrons seated in their cars: a drive-in bank.
n
(Film) chiefly US and Canadian a cinema designed to be used in such a manner

drive′-in`



adj.
1. being, pertaining to, or using a facility or business designed to accommodate patrons in their cars: a drive-in restaurant; drive-in customers.
n.
2. such a facility or business, esp. an outdoor motion-picture theater for patrons in cars.
[1925–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.drive-in - any installation designed to accommodate patrons in their automobilesdrive-in - any installation designed to accommodate patrons in their automobiles
facility, installation - a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility"
Translations

drive-in

[ˈdraɪvɪn] (esp US)
A. N (= restaurant) restaurante donde se sirve al cliente en su automóvil; (= cinema) → autocine m
B. ADJ [bank etc] dispuesto para el uso del automovilista en su coche
drive-in cinemaautocine m
a drive-in movieuna película de autocine
DRIVE-IN
En Estados Unidos el término drive-in hace referencia a todos aquellos establecimientos, como cines, restaurantes o bancos, especialmente construidos para que el cliente pueda hacer uso de sus servicios sin tener que abandonar el vehículo que conduce. El primero de estos establecimientos se abrió en 1933. El término también se usa como adjetivo, como por ejemplo en a drive-in movie. A veces se usa la forma drive-through o drive-thru, que se aplica especialmente a las hamburgueserías, bancos y otros establecimientos en los que las transacciones son muy breves y no hay necesidad de aparcar el vehículo.

drive-in

[ˈdraɪvˌɪn]
1. n (esp Am) → drive-in m inv
2. adj drive-in cinema/restaurant/bankcinema/fastfood/banca drive-in
drive-in window → sportello di drive-in

drive

(draiv) past tense drove (drouv) : past participle driven (ˈdrivn) verb
1. to control or guide (a car etc). Do you want to drive (the car), or shall I?
2. to take, bring etc in a car. My mother is driving me to the airport.
3. to force or urge along. Two men and a dog were driving a herd of cattle across the road.
4. to hit hard. He drove a nail into the door; He drove a golf-ball from the tee.
5. to cause to work by providing the necessary power. This mill is driven by water.
noun
1. a journey in a car, especially for pleasure. We decided to go for a drive.
2. a private road leading from a gate to a house etc. The drive is lined with trees.
3. energy and enthusiasm. I think he has the drive needed for this job.
4. a special effort. We're having a drive to save electricity.
5. in sport, a hard stroke (with a golf-club, a cricket bat etc).
6. (computers) a disk drive.
ˈdriver noun
a person who drives a car etc. a bus-driver.
ˈdriver's license noun
(American) a driving licence.
ˈdrive-in adjective
(of a cinema, café etc, especially in North America) catering for people who remain in their cars while watching a film, eating etc. a drive-in movie.
ˈdrive-through adjective
that one may drive through (and do something without getting out of the car). a drivethrough bank/restaurant/zoo.
ˈdriving licence noun
a licence for driving a road vehicle.
be driving at
to be trying to say or suggest. I don't know what you're driving at.
drive off
1. to leave or go away in a car etc. He got into a van and drove off.
2. to keep away. to drive off flies.
3. in golf, to make the first stroke from the tee.
drive on
1. to carry on driving a car etc. Drive on – we haven't time to stop!
2. to urge strongly forward. It was ambition that drove him on.
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Jim Craven, director of operations for PAC NW Drive-Ins confirmed that Sonic Drive-In will open this summer in Wenatchee.
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