- moved along and piled up by the wind: driven snow
- having, or caused to act or function by, a sense of urgency or compulsion: a driven person
- The definition of driven is a goal-oriented person, something that's been moved and piled by the wind, or something caused or operated.
- An example of driven is a person who wants to climb the corporate ladder.
- An example of driven is sand piled on top of a car in the desert, after a wind storm.
- An example of driven is a decision determined by votes.
- Driven is the past form of drive, which is defined as to move something using force.
An example of driven is a car that's been taken on a cruise around the block.
pp. of drive
- powered by: steam-driven
- controlled by: mouse-driven, management-driven
- motivated, impelled, or kept in force by: market-driven, guilt-driven
Past participle of drive
- Piled up or carried along by a current: driven snow.
- Motivated by or having a compulsive quality or need: a driven person.
- Caused, sustained, or stimulated: an export-driven economic recovery.
- Powered, operated, or controlled: a piston-driven airplane; a menu-driven software program.
- past participle of drive
- Given his experience and lauding as one of the most capable strategic battle planners in the Five Galaxies-- the only reason he hadn't been driven out by the Yirkin despite his tiny army-- he found himself learning a tidbit here and there.
- You are driven by something other than power.
- I know you haven't driven in 15 years!
- Some of the people had driven a long way to attend.
- The coachman who had driven the old prince to town returned bringing papers and letters for Prince Andrew.