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drive | inspiration |

As a verb drive

is .

As a noun inspiration is

(exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions).

drive

English

Verb

  • To impel or urge onward by force; to push forward; to compel to move on.
  • to drive sheep out of a field
  • * Jowett (Thucyd.)
  • A storm came on and drove them into Pylos.
  • (intransitive) To direct a vehicle powered by a horse, ox or similar animal.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=2 , passage=We drove back to the office with some concern on my part at the prospect of so large a case. Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.}}
  • To cause animals to flee out of.
  • To move (something) by hitting it with great force.
  • To cause (a mechanism) to operate.
  • (ergative) To operate (a wheeled motorized vehicle).
  • To motivate; to provide an incentive for.
  • To compel (to do something).
  • To cause to become.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=One morning I had been driven to the precarious refuge afforded by the steps of the inn, after rejecting offers from the Celebrity to join him in a variety of amusements. But even here I was not free from interruption, for he was seated on a horse-block below me, playing with a fox terrier.}}
  • (cricket) To hit the ball with a .
  • To travel by operating a wheeled motorized vehicle.
  • To convey (a person, etc) in a wheeled motorized vehicle.
  • To move forcefully.
  • * Dryden
  • Fierce Boreas drove against his flying sails.
  • * Prescott
  • under cover of the night and a driving tempest
  • * Tennyson
  • Time driveth onward fast, / And in a little while our lips are dumb.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Mark Vesty, work=BBC
  • , title= Wigan 2-2 Arsenal , passage=The impressive Frenchman drove forward with purpose down the right before cutting infield and darting in between Vassiriki Diaby and Koscielny. }}
  • To urge, press, or bring to a point or state.
  • * Tennyson
  • enough to drive one mad
  • * Sir Philip Sidney
  • He, driven to dismount, threatened, if I did not do the like, to do as much for my horse as fortune had done for his.
  • To carry or to keep in motion; to conduct; to prosecute.
  • * Collier
  • The trade of life can not be driven without partners.
    (Francis Bacon)
  • To clear, by forcing away what is contained.
  • * Dryden
  • to drive the country, force the swains away
  • (mining) To dig horizontally; to cut a horizontal gallery or tunnel.
  • (Tomlinson)
  • (obsolete) To distrain for rent.
  • Synonyms

    * herd * (cause animals to flee out of) * (move something by hitting it with great force) force, push * move, operate * * impel, incentivise/incentivize, motivate, push, urge * (compel) compel, force, oblige, push, require * (cause to become) make, send * (travel by operating a wheeled motorized vehicle) * take

    Derived terms

    * bedrive * drink and drive * driveable * drive a coach and horses through * drive a hard bargain * drive at * drive-boat * drive-bolt * drive-by * drivee * drive home * drive-in * drive Irish tandem * drive-line * drive off * drive-off * drive-on * * drive out * drive-pipe * driver * drive-screw * drive-shaft * drive-through, drivethrough * drive time * drive to distraction * drive to drink * drive-train * drive-wheel * drive-yourself * driving * fordrive * let drive

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (senseid)Self-motivation; ability coupled with ambition.
  • Violent or rapid motion; a rushing onward or away; especially, a forced or hurried dispatch of business.
  • * (Matthew Arnold)
  • The Murdstonian drive in business.
  • An act of driving animals forward, to be captured, hunted etc.
  • * 1955 , (Robin Jenkins), The Cone-Gatherers , Canongate 2012, p. 79:
  • Are you all ready?’ he cried, and set off towards the dead ash where the drive would begin.
  • (military) A sustained advance in the face of the enemy to take a strategic objective.
  • A motor that does not take fuel, but instead depends on a mechanism that stores potential energy for subsequent use.
  • A trip made in a motor vehicle.
  • A driveway.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive , for it was then after nine. We passed on the way the van of the guests from Asquith.}}
  • A type of public roadway.
  • (dated) A place suitable or agreeable for driving; a road prepared for driving.
  • (psychology) Desire or interest.
  • (computing) An apparatus for reading and writing data to or from a mass storage device such as a disk, as a floppy drive.
  • (computing) A mass storage device in which the mechanism for reading and writing data is integrated with the mechanism for storing data, as a hard drive, a flash drive.
  • (golf) A stroke made with a driver.
  • (baseball) A ball struck in a flat trajectory.
  • (cricket) A type of shot played by swinging the bat in a vertical arc, through the line of the ball, and hitting it along the ground, normally between cover and midwicket.
  • (soccer) A straight level shot or pass.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Mark Vesty, work=BBC
  • , title= Wigan 2-2 Arsenal , passage=And after Rodallega missed two early opportunities, the first a header, the second a low drive easily held by Lukasz Fabianski, it was N'Zogbia who created the opening goal. }}
  • A charity event such as a fundraiser, bake sale, or toy drive
  • (typography) An impression or matrix formed by a punch drift.
  • A collection of objects that are driven; a mass of logs to be floated down a river.
  • Usage notes

    * In connection with a mass-storage device, originally the word "drive" referred solely to the reading and writing mechanism. For the storage device itself, the word "disk" was used instead. This remains a valid distinction for components such as floppy drives or CD drives, in which the drive and the disk are separate and independent items. For other devices, such as hard disks and flash drives, the reading, writing and storage components are combined into an integrated whole, and can not be separated without destroying the device. In these cases, the words "disk" and "drive" are used interchangeably.

    Synonyms

    * (self-motivation) ambition, enthusiasm, get-up-and-go, motivation, self-motivation, verve * (sustained advance in the face of the enemy) attack, push * (motor that does not take fuel) engine, mechanism, motor * (trip made in a motor vehicle) ride, spin, trip * (driveway) approach, driveway * (public roadway) avenue, boulevard, road, street * desire, impetus, impulse, urge * disk drive * (golf term) * (baseball term) line drive * (cricket term)

    Antonyms

    * (self-motivation) inertia, lack of motivation, laziness, phlegm, sloth

    Derived terms

    * bridge drive * disk drive * blood drive * food drive * drive-whist * flash drive * floppy drive * four-wheel drive * hard drive * hyperdrive * toy drive * jump drive * left-hand drive * overdrive * right-hand drive * sex drive * warp drive * whist drive

    Derived terms

    * drift * drive out * driver * driverside * driven * driven to distraction * drive Irish tandem * drunk driving * jump drive * piledriver * screwdriver -->

    inspiration

    English

    Noun

  • (physiology, uncountable) The drawing of air into the lungs, accomplished in mammals by elevation of the chest walls and flattening of the diaphragm, as part of the act of respiration.
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  • (countable) A breath, a single inhalation.
  • * 1826 , , An Elementary System of Physiology , p. 220:
  • Laughing is produced by an inspiration succeeded by a succession of short imperfect expirations.
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  • A supernatural divine influence on the prophets, apostles, or sacred writers, by which they were qualified to communicate moral or religious truth with authority; a supernatural influence which qualifies men to receive and communicate divine truth; also, the truth communicated.
  • * 1688 , , The History of the Variations of the Protestant Churches Vol.2 (1829 translation), p. 355:
  • The question, therefore, at issue is, not whether those external means be sufficient without grace and divine inspiration', for none pretends that": but, in order to hinder men from feigning or imagining an '''inspiration''', whether it has not been God's economy, and his usual conduct to make his ' inspiration walk hand in hand with certain means of fact, which men can neither feign in the air without being convicted of falsehood, nor imagine without illusion.
  • The act of an elevating]] or [[stimulate, stimulating influence upon the intellect, emotions or creativity. In this sense, it is generally followed by the adposition to'' or ''for :
  • * She was waiting for inspiration to write a book.
  • * She was waiting for inspiration for writing a book.
  • * 1865 , , The Nation's Wail , p. 6:
  • We caught the inspiration of his joy; and imagination painted a glorious future near at hand for our land, quickly to develop itself under the guidance of his fostering wisdom, and fraternal counsels and care.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=“Well,” I answered, at first with uncertainty, then with inspiration , “he would do splendidly to lead your cotillon, if you think of having one.” ¶ “So you do not dance, Mr. Crocker?” ¶ I was somewhat set back by her perspicuity.}}
  • * 1998 , David Allen Brown, Leonardo da Vinci: Origins of a Genius , p. 25:
  • All this suggests that Andrea may, like the authors of the devotional panel, the fresco, and the print – and like Leonardo, as we shall see – have found his inspiration in Pollaiuolo.
  • * 2002 , Sven Rasegård, Man and Science: A Web of Systems and Social Conventions , p. 2:
  • And now it is time for problem solving which, if successful, will create new ideas serving as an inspiration source for future research objects of the researcher in question as well as other researchers within the same field.
  • * 2013 , (Phil McNulty), " Liverpool 1-0 Man Utd", BBC Sport , 1 September 2013:
  • As for United, this was a performance lacking in inspiration , purpose and threat and once again underlined the urgency for transfer business to be done in the closing hours of the transfer window.
  • A person, object, or situation which quickens or stimulates an influence upon the intellect, emotions or creativity.
  • * 2008 April 5, , Presidential Radio Address:
  • The people of Ukraine and Georgia are an inspiration to the world and I was pleased that this week NATO declared that Ukraine and Georgia will become members of NATO.
  • A new idea, especially one which arises suddenly and is clever or creative.
  • * 1895 , , (The Time Machine) , ch. 1:
  • After an interval the Psychologist had an inspiration . "It must have gone into the past if it has gone anywhere," he said.
  • * 1916 , (Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton), Mrs. Balfame , ch. 15:
  • Mrs. Balfame had an inspiration . "My God!" she exclaimed, springing to her feet, "the murderer . . . was hidden in the cellar or attic all night, all the next day! He may be here yet!"
  • * 2007 July 1, Sylviane Gold, " Scenery Chewer Plays It Straight, Methodically," New York Times (retrieved 3 Sept. 2013):
  • [H]e accompanied her to a rehearsal of a skit satirizing “Casablanca,” and the director had an inspiration : Wouldn’t it be a laugh to cast a 10-year-old as Rick?

    Synonyms

    * (physiology) (l) * (stimulation of creativity or intellect) (l), (l), (l)

    Antonyms

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    Derived terms

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