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Meaning of DRIVING

Pronunciation:  'drIving

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
  2. [n]  hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver; "he sliced his drive out of bounds"
  3. [adj]  having the power of driving or impelling; "a driving personal ambition"; "the driving force was his innate enthusiasm"; "an impulsive force"
  4. [adj]  acting with vigor; "responsibility turned the spoiled playboy into a driving young executive"

DRIVING is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: drive, dynamic, dynamical, energetic, impulsive
 See Also: direction, golf shot, golf stroke, guidance, motoring, steering, swing, travel, traveling, travelling



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Driv"ing\, a.
    1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or
    2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft.
    {Driving axle}, the axle of a driving wheel, as in a
    {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}.
  2. \Driv"ing\, n.
    1. The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of
       pressing or moving on furiously.
    2. Tendency; drift. [R.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are driving a vehicle means your life's journey and your path in life. The dream is telling of how you are moving and navigating through life. If you are driving and cannot see the road ahead of you, then it indicates that you do not know where you are headed in life and what you really want to do with yourself. You are lacking direction and goals. If you are driving on a curvy road, then it indicates that you are have difficulties in achieving your goals and the changes associated with it. Dreaming that someone else is driving you, represents your dependence on the driver. You are not in control of your life and following the goals of others instead of your own. If you are driving from the passenger side of a car, then it suggests that you are trying to gain control of the path that your life is taking. You are beginning to make your own decisions.
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