- 1strong and powerful; having a strong influence in making something happen Who was the driving force (= the person with the strongest influence) in the band? She only got where she is today through hard work and a driving ambition.
- 2(of rain, snow, etc.) falling very fast and at an angle a day of strong winds and driving rain
NAmE//ˈdraɪvɪŋ//[only before noun]