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driv·ing

 (drī′vĭng)
adj.
1. Transmitting power or motion.
2. Violent, intense, or forceful: a driving rain.
3. Energetic or active: a driving personality.

driv′ing·ly adv.

driving

(ˈdraɪvɪŋ)
adj
1. having or moving with force and violence: driving rain.
2. forceful or energetic
3. relating to the controlling of a motor vehicle in motion: driving test.

driv•ing

(ˈdraɪ vɪŋ)

adj.
1. having force and violence: a driving storm.
2. vigorously active; energetic.
3. relaying or transmitting power.
4. having, applying, or exercising pressure or momentum.
5. used while operating a vehicle: driving gloves.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.driving - hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driverdriving - hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
golf shot, golf stroke, swing - the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
2.driving - the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
travel, traveling, travelling - the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
motoring - the act of driving an automobile
steering, guidance, direction - the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
drive up - approach while driving; "The truck entered the driveway and drove up towards the house"
pull up short - stop abruptly; "The police car pulled up short and then turned around fast"
turn on a dime - have a small turning radius; "My little subcompact car turns on a dime!"
rein in, rein - stop or slow up one's horse or oneself by or as if by pulling the reins; "They reined in in front of the post office"
conk, stall - come to a stop; "The car stalled in the driveway"
haul up, pull up, draw up - come to a halt after driving somewhere; "The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn"; "The chauffeur hauled up in front of us"
draw up, pull up - cause (a vehicle) to stop; "He pulled up the car in front of the hotel"
brake - cause to stop by applying the brakes; "brake the car before you go into a curve"
brake - stop travelling by applying a brake; "We had to brake suddenly when a chicken crossed the road"
motor, drive - travel or be transported in a vehicle; "We drove to the university every morning"; "They motored to London for the theater"
drive, take - proceed along in a vehicle; "We drive the turnpike to work"
automobile - travel in an automobile
drive - operate or control a vehicle; "drive a car or bus"; "Can you drive this four-wheel truck?"
coach - drive a coach
test drive - test a vehicle by driving it; "I want to test drive the new Porsche"
cruise - drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure; "She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible"
park - maneuver a vehicle into a parking space; "Park the car in front of the library"; "Can you park right here?"
angle-park - park at an angle
parallel-park - park directly behind another vehicle
double-park - park a vehicle alongside another
joyride, tool around, tool - ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it; "We tooled down the street"
snowmobile - ride a snowmobile
Adj.1.driving - having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force"
dynamic, dynamical - characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"
2.driving - acting with vigor; "responsibility turned the spoiled playboy into a driving young executive"
energetic - possessing or exerting or displaying energy; "an energetic fund raiser for the college"; "an energetic group of hikers"; "it caused an energetic chemical reaction"

driving

adjective forceful, sweeping, dynamic, compelling, vigorous, energetic, galvanic Consumer spending was the driving force behind growth this summer.

driving

adjective
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driving

[ˈdraɪvɪŋ]
A. N (Aut) his driving was a bit erraticsu forma de conducir or (LAm) manejar era bastante imprevisible
we share the drivingnos turnamos al volante
why don't you let me do the driving?¿por qué no me dejas conducir or (LAm) manejar a mí?
see also drunken 1
see also reckless
B. ADJ [force] → impulsor; [rain] → torrencial; [wind] → azotador
she is the driving force behind the organizationella es la (fuerza) impulsora de la organización
C. CPD driving belt Ncorrea f de transmisión
driving instructor Nprofesor(a) m/f de autoescuela
driving lesson Nclase f de conducir or (LAm) manejar
driving licence N (Brit) → permiso m de conducir or (LAm) manejar, carnet m de conducir or (LAm) manejar
provisional/full driving licensepermiso m de conducir provisional/definitivo, carnet m de conducir provisional/definitivo
driving mirror Nretrovisor m, espejo m retrovisor
driving range N zona de un campo de golf para practicar tiros de salida
driving school Nautoescuela f
driving seat Nasiento m del conductor
to be in the driving seatestar al mando
he's in the driving seat nowahora él es quien manda
driving test Nexamen m de conducir or (LAm) manejar
driving wheel N (Tech) → rueda f motriz
DRIVING LICENCE/DRIVER'S LICENSE
En el Reino Unido se puede obtener el permiso de conducir desde los 17 años. Aunque la mayoría de la gente aprende a conducir en una autoescuela, también se puede solicitar un permiso provisional (provisional (driving) licence) mientras se está aprendiendo, el cual permite llevar un coche siempre y cuando el conductor novato vaya acompañado por otra persona con al menos tres años de carnet. Este carnet provisional no lleva la fotografía del conductor y no es obligatorio llevarlo encima cuando se conduce, aunque la policía puede pedir que se presente el documento en comisaría. Una vez obtenido el carnet definitivo (full driving licence), no hace falta renovarlo hasta los setenta años.
La edad para obtener el permiso de conducir en Estados Unidos varía, según el estado, entre 15 y 21 años. Sin embargo, los jóvenes pueden obtener un permiso junior, para conducir en determinadas circunstancias, por ejemplo, para ir a clase. Este carnet se ha de llevar siempre encima y es un documento válido para acreditar la identidad o la edad, que tiene que renovarse a los 4 ó 6 años. Sólo tiene validez estatal, por lo que si alguien se traslada a otro estado debe sacar otro carnet, para lo cual debe hacer otro examen escrito.
En ambos países son los conductores que no han aprobado aún el examen de conducir quienes llevan la L, llamada L-plate (de learner).

driving

[ˈdraɪvɪŋ]
adj [snow] → qui tombe avec force; [wind] → qui souffle fort
in driving rain → sous une pluie battante
nconduite f
modif [conditions, skills] → de conduitedriving force nlocomotive f, moteur mdriving instructor nmoniteur/trice m/f d'auto-école
He's a driving instructor → Il est moniteur d'auto-école.driving lesson nleçon f de conduitedriving licence n (British)permis m de conduiredriving mirror nrétroviseur mdriving range n (GOLF)practice mdriving school nauto-école fdriving seat n (= driver's seat) [car, bus] → place f du conducteur
to be in the driving seat (= in control) → diriger les opérationsdriving test nexamen m du permis de conduire
to take one's driving test → passer son permis de conduire
He's taking his driving test tomorrow → Il passe son permis de conduire demain.
to pass one's driving test → avoir son permis
She's just passed her driving test → Elle vient d'avoir son permis.

driving

nFahren nt; his driving is awfuler fährt schrecklich schlecht; I do a lot of driving in my jobin meinem Beruf muss ich sehr viel fahren; driving is her hobbyAutofahren ist ihr Hobby; I don’t like drivingich fahre nicht gern (Auto); driving positionFahrposition f
adj
(= motivating) ambitionbrennend; to be the driving force behind somethingdie treibende Kraft bei etw sein
driving rainpeitschender Regen; driving snowSchneetreiben nt

driving

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driving ban
nFührerscheinentzug m; he was given a two-year drivingihm wurde der Führerschein für zwei Jahre entzogen
driving conditions
plStraßenverhältnisse pl
driving distance
n to be within easy drivingmit dem Auto leicht erreichbar sein
driving experience
nFahrpraxis f
driving instructor
nFahrlehrer(in) m(f)
driving iron
n (Golf) → Driving-Iron m
driving lesson
nFahrstunde f
driving licence
n (Brit) → Führerschein m

driving

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driving mirror
nRückspiegel m
driving offence, (US) driving offense
driving range
n (Golf) → Drivingrange nt
driving school
nFahrschule f
driving seat
nFahrersitz m; to be in the driving (fig)das Steuer führen, die Zügel in der Hand haben; to put somebody in the driving (fig)jdm die Führung übergeben; we need to put our party back in the drivingwir müssen unsere Partei wieder an die Macht bringen
driving style
nFahrweise f
driving test
nFahrprüfung f; to take/fail/pass one’s drivingdie Fahrprüfung machen/nicht bestehen/bestehen
driving wheel
n (Brit) → Antriebsrad nt

driving

[ˈdraɪvɪŋ]
1. n (Aut) → guida
his driving is awful → guida veramente male
2. adj
a. (Aut) → di guida
driving instructor → istruttore/trice di (scuola) guida
driving lesson → lezione f di guida
driving mirror → specchietto retrovisore
driving school → scuola guida inv
driving test → esame m di guida
to pass/fail one's driving test → superare/non superare l'esame di guida
b. (necessity) → impellente; (force) → trainante; (rain, sleet) → battente, sferzante
Driving   
References in classic literature ?
Now go, dear, but don't kill yourself driving at a desperate pace.
He imagined the young indescribable thing within himself was driving a long procession of figures be- fore his eyes.
The young man was engaged to be married to the young lady, and they sometimes called upon Margaret, driving over of afternoons in a buggy.
if you are friends to the king and have business with the army, your way would be to follow the river down to Edward, and lay the matter before Webb, who tarries there, instead of pushing into the defiles, and driving this saucy Frenchman back across Champlain, into his den again.
Though prevented, by a subtile sense of propriety, from desiring to associate with them, he loved few things better than to look out of the arched window and see a little girl driving her hoop along the sidewalk, or schoolboys at a game of ball.
The night grew darker and darker; the stars seemed to sink deeper in the sky, and driving clouds occasionally hid them from his sight.
Driving at that hour, on a lovely day, through a country to which the summer sweetness seemed to offer me a friendly welcome, my fortitude mounted afresh and, as we turned into the avenue, encountered a reprieve that was probably but a proof of the point to which it had sunk.
It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and regulating the circulation.
His nostrils are dilated and his breath comes fast--his demons are driving him.
It was "after a bit," as she said, for when the carriage passed through the park gates there was still two miles of avenue to drive through and the trees (which nearly met overhead) made it seem as if they were driving through a long dark vault.
The heavy firing that had broken out while we were driving down Maybury Hill ceased as abruptly as it began, leaving the evening very peace- ful and still.
In the evening the wretch came back from shepherding, and drove his flocks into the cave--this time driving them all inside, and not leaving any in the yards; I suppose some fancy must have taken him, or a god must have prompted him to do so.