Driven well, a well made by driving a tube into the earth to an aqueous stratum; — called also drive well.

(Drive"pipe`) n. A pipe for forcing into the earth.

(Driv"er) n. [From Drive.]

1. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward.

2. The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive.

3. An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work.

4. (Mach.) A part that transmits motion to another part by contact with it, or through an intermediate relatively movable part, as a gear which drives another, or a lever which moves another through a link, etc. Specifically:

(a) The driving wheel of a locomotive. (b) An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier. (c) A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone.

5. (Naut.) The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker. Totten.

Driver ant(Zoöl.), a species of African stinging ant; one of the visiting ants (Anomma arcens); — so called because they move about in vast armies, and drive away or devour all insects and other small animals.

(Drive"way`) n. A passage or way along or through which a carriage may be driven.

(Driv"ing), a.

1. Having great force of impulse; as, a driving wind or storm.

Drivebolt to Drop

(Drive"bolt`) n. A drift; a tool for setting bolts home.

(Driv"el) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Driveled or Drivelled; p. pr. & vb. n. Driveling or Drivelling.] [Cf. OE. dravelen, drabelen, drevelen, drivelen, to slaver, and E. drabble. Cf. Drool.]

1. To slaver; to let spittle drop or flow from the mouth, like a child, idiot, or dotard.

2. [Perh. a different word: cf. Icel. drafa to talk thick.] To be weak or foolish; to dote; as, a driveling hero; driveling love. Shak. Dryden.

(Driv"el), n.

1. Slaver; saliva flowing from the mouth.

2. Inarticulate or unmeaning utterance; foolish talk; babble.

3. A driveler; a fool; an idiot. [Obs.] Sir P. Sidney.

4. A servant; a drudge. [Obs.] Huloet.

(Driv"el*er) n. A slaverer; a slabberer; an idiot; a fool. [Written also driveller.]

(Driv"en) p. p. of Drive. Also adj.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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