from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Piled up or carried along by a current.
  • adjective Motivated by or having a compulsive quality or need.
  • adjective Caused, sustained, or stimulated.
  • adjective Powered, operated, or controlled.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Past participle of drive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • past participle of drive. Also adj.
  • past participle a well made by driving a tube into the earth to an aqueous stratum; -- called also drive well.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Past participle of drive
  • adjective Obsessed; passionately motivated to achieve goals.
  • adjective of snow Formed into snowdrifts by wind.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective strongly motivated to succeed
  • adjective compelled forcibly by an outside agency
  • adjective urged or forced to action through moral pressure


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Help support Wordnik (and make this page ad-free) by adopting the word driven.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.