Driving
Driving Driv"ing, a. 1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm. [1913 Webster]

2. Communicating force; impelling; as, a driving shaft. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • driving — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a controlling influence: the driving force behind the plan. 2) being blown by the wind with great force: driving rain. ● in the driving seat Cf. ↑in the driving seat …   English terms dictionary

  • driving — [drī′viŋ] adj. 1. transmitting force or motion 2. moving with force and violence [a driving rain] 3. vigorous; energetic [a driving jazz solo] n. the way one drives an automobile, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Driving — Driv ing, n. 1. The act of forcing or urging something along; the act of pressing or moving on furiously. [1913 Webster] 2. Tendency; drift. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • driving — index compelling, important (urgent), impulsive (impelling), insistent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • driving — [adj] forceful active, compelling, dynamic, energetic, enterprising, galvanic, impellent, lively, propulsive, sweeping, urging, vigorous, violent; concept 540 Ant. unforceful, weak, wimpy …   New thesaurus

  • Driving — For other uses, see Driving (disambiguation). Driving is the controlled operation and movement of a land vehicle, such as a car, truck or bus. Although direct operation of a bicycle and a mounted animal are commonly referred to as riding, such… …   Wikipedia

  • driving — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ good, safe ▪ a new campaign to promote safe driving ▪ aggressive, bad, careless, dangerous, erratic …   Collocations dictionary

  • driving — driv|ing1 [ˈdraıvıŋ] n [U] the activity of driving a car, truck etc ▪ driving lessons ▪ He was charged with causing death by dangerous driving . ▪ hazardous driving conditions (=weather that makes driving dangerous) →in the driving seat at ↑seat1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • driving — /ˈdraɪvɪŋ / (say druyving) verb 1. present participle of drive. –adjective 2. energetic or active: a driving personality. 3. violent; having tremendous force: a driving storm. 4. relaying or transmitting power: the driving engine. 5. rhythmic;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • driving — adjective Date: 14th century 1. a. communicating force < a driving wheel > b. exerting pressure < a driving influence > 2. a. having great force < a driving rain > < a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”