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mean vs drive

drive vs mean

mean and drive both are nouns.

mean is an adjective but drive is not an adjective.

mean and drive both are verbs.

As verbs, drive is a hyponym of mean; that is, drive is a word with a more specific, narrower meaning than mean:
  • mean: mean or intend to express or convey
  • drive: move into a desired direction of discourse
Other hyponyms of mean include represent, stand for, symbolise, symbolize, typify, signify, import, spell, aim, aim, get.
mean (noun) drive (noun)
an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
the act of applying force to propel something
(sports) a hard straight return (as in tennis or squash)
the act of driving a herd of animals overland
a wide scenic road planted with trees
a road leading up to a private house
a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
(computer science) a device that writes data onto or reads data from a storage medium
the trait of being highly motivated
a physiological state corresponding to a strong need or desire
mean (adjective) drive (adjective)
of no value or worth
having or showing an ignoble lack of honor or morality
characterized by malice
approximating the statistical norm or average or expected value
marked by poverty befitting a beggar
(used of sums of money) so small in amount as to deserve contempt
(used of persons or behavior) characterized by or indicative of lack of generosity
very good; of the highest quality
mean (verb) drive (verb)
have in mind as a purpose move into a desired direction of discourse
intend to refer to (hunting) chase from cover into more open ground
destine or designate for a certain purpose (hunting) search for game
mean or intend to express or convey cause to function by supplying the force or power for or by controlling
denote or connote force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically
have as a logical consequence cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force
have a specified degree of importance hit very hard, as by swinging a bat horizontally
strike with a driver, as in teeing off
excavate horizontally
push, propel, or press with force
cause to move back by force or influence
compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment
travel or be transported in a vehicle
operate or control a vehicle
cause someone or something to move by driving
move by being propelled by a force
urge forward
proceed along in a vehicle
strive and make an effort to reach a goal
to compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on, or motivate strongly
work as a driver
have certain properties when driven
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