vi to distrain for rent.
2. drive ·p.p. driven.
3. drive ·add. ·noun a tamping iron.
4. drive ·vt to pass away;
said of time.
5. drive ·vt to clear, by forcing away what is contained.
6. drive ·add. ·noun a mallet.
7. drive ·add. ·noun an implement used for driving;.
8. drive ·vi to rush and press with violence; to move furiously.
9. drive ·add. ·vi to make a drive, or stroke from the tee.
10. drive ·vt to dig horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
11. drive ·add. ·noun a cooper's hammer for driving on barrel hoops.
12. drive ·noun a place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.
13. drive ·noun in type founding and forging, an impression or matrix, formed by a punch drift.
14. drive ·noun a collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
15. drive ·add. ·noun a wooden-headed golf club with a long shaft, for playing the longest strokes.
xvi. drive ·vi to be forced along; to be impelled; to be moved by any physical force or agent; to be driven.
xvii. drive ·noun violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; ·esp., a forced or hurried dispatch of business.
xviii. drive ·vt to carry or; to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
xix. drive ·vi to press forward; to aim, or tend, to a point; to make an effort; to strive;
usually with at.
xx. drive ·add. ·noun a stroke from the tee, generally a full shot made with a driver; also, the distance covered by such a stroke.
xxi. drive ·noun the act of driving; a trip or an excursion in a carriage, as for exercise or pleasure;
distinguished from a ride taken on horseback.
xxii. drive ·add. ·vt specif., in various games, as tennis, baseball, ·etc., to propel (the ball) swiftly by a direct stroke or forcible throw.
xxiii. drive ·vi to go by carriage; to pass in a carriage; to proceed by directing or urging on a vehicle or the animals that draw it; as, the coachman drove to my door.
xxiv. drive ·add. ·noun in various games, as tennis, cricket, ·etc., the act of player who drives the ball; the stroke or blow; the flight of the ball, ·etc., so driven.
xxv. drive ·vt to impel or urge onward by force in a direction away from one, or along before one; to push forward; to compel to move on; to communicate motion to; as, to drive cattle; to drive a nail; smoke drives persons from a room.
xxvi. drive ·vt to urge, impel, or hurry forward; to force; to constrain; to urge, press, or bring to a point or state; as, to drive a person by necessity, by persuasion, by force of circumstances, by argument, and the like.
xxvii. drive ·vt to urge on and direct the motions of, as the beasts which draw a vehicle, or the vehicle borne by them; hence, also, to take in a carriage; to convey in a vehicle drawn by beasts; as, to drive a pair of horses or a stage; to drive a person to his own door.