driving etymology

English word driving comes from English drive

Detailed word origin of driving

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 [...]
driving English (eng) In particular, the action of operating a motor vehicle.. The action of the verb to drive in any sense. (of wind, rain, etc): That drives forcefully; strong; forceful; violent. That drives (a mechanism or process).