What does DRIVER mean?

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ˈdraɪ vərDRIVER

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. driver(noun)

    the operator of a motor vehicle

  2. driver(noun)

    someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle

  3. driver(noun)

    a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver

  4. driver, device driver(noun)

    (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device

  5. driver, number one wood(noun)

    a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee


  1. Driver(n.)

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

    Etymology: [From Drive.]


  1. driver(Noun)

    One who drives something, in any sense of the verb to drive.

  2. driver(Noun)

    Something that drives something, in any sense of the verb to drive.

  3. driver(Noun)

    A person who drives a motorized vehicle such as a car or a bus.

  4. driver(Noun)

    A person who drives some other vehicle.

  5. driver(Noun)

    a program that acts as an interface between an application and hardware, written specifically for the device it controls.

  6. driver(Noun)

    A golf club used to drive the ball a great distance.

  7. driver(Noun)

    a kind of sail, smaller than a fore and aft spanker on a square-rigged ship, a driver is tied to the same spars.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Driver(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  2. Driver(noun)

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

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  3. Driver(noun)

    an overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  4. Driver(noun)

    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:

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  5. Driver(noun)

    the driving wheel of a locomotive

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  6. Driver(noun)

    an attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  7. Driver(noun)

    a crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  8. Driver(noun)

    the after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker

    Etymology: [From Drive.]


  1. Driver

    Driver is a series of mission-based action-adventure video games developed by Reflections Interactive, and originally published by GT Interactive and later by Atari. The gameplay consists of a mixture of action-adventure and driving in open world environments. Since the series began in 1999, there have been five main installments released. As of August 2011, the series has sold more than 16 million units worldwide.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. driver

    1. The main loop of an event-processing program; the code that gets commands and dispatches them for execution. 2. [techspeak] In device driver, code designed to handle a particular peripheral device such as a magnetic disk or tape unit. 3. In the TeX world and the computerized typesetting world in general, a program that translates some device-independent or other common format to something a real device can actually understand.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. driver

    A large sail formerly used with the wind aft or quartering. It was a square sail cut like a studding-sail, and set with a great yard on the end of the spanker-boom, across the taffrail. The name latterly has been officially applied to the spanker, both being the aftermost sails of a ship, the ring-tail being only an addition, as a studding or steering sail. (See STEERING-SAIL.) Also, the foremost spur in the bilge-ways, the heel of which is fayed to the fore-side of the foremost poppet, and the sides of it look fore and aft. Also, a sort of fishing-boat.

Editors Contribution

  1. driver

    A person with the ability, experience, skills, knowledge, relevant instruction, qualification and license to drive a vehicle.

    The train driver was very efficient and skilled.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 30, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DRIVER' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1976

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DRIVER' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1892

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DRIVER' in Nouns Frequency: #595

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DRIVER in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DRIVER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of DRIVER in a Sentence

  1. Goldman Sachs:

    Shale productivity gains remain a key driver of our long-term deflationary outlook for oil prices, our analysis of shale productivity... (is) broadly in line with our expectations for 3 percent to 10 percent yoy (year-on-year) increases.

  2. Bob Costello:

    There's no one reason for the driver shortage, so there's no one solution.

  3. Miles Ehrlich:

    Given that Uber apparently lost driver data, a law enforcement investigation is to be expected, and the benefit is that the culprit here is going to be identified - and that's going to remove Chris' name from any conversation about Uber's data breach, as it should.

  4. Elizabeth Kennedy:

    He was convinced he was a perfectly good driver, and he took it like he was being attacked, elizabeth Kennedy 84-year-old father did n’t understand why we told Elizabeth Kennedy 84-year-old father Elizabeth Kennedy 84-year-old father could n’t drive anymore.

  5. Ernie Cecilia:

    The main driver of what's going on, is New York Fed. The market had believed that there may be one rate hike and certainly they had taken June off the table, i think that( the market) had become complacent.

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