driven etymology

English word driven comes from English drive

Detailed word origin of driven

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
drive English (eng) (American football) To put together a drive (n.): to string together offensive plays and advance the ball down the field.. (intransitive) To be moved or propelled forcefully (especially of a ship).. (intransitive) To move forcefully.. (intransitive) To travel by operating a wheeled motorized vehicle.. (intransitive, cricket, tennis, baseball) To hit the ball with a drive.. (mining) To dig [...]
driven English (eng) (of snow) Formed into snowdrifts by wind.. Obsessed; passionately motivated to achieve goals.

Words with the same origin as driven

Descendants of drive
driving