What does Driver mean?
Definitions for Driver
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Driver.
the operator of a motor vehicle
someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
driver, device drivernoun
(computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
driver, number one woodnoun
a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a any vehicle.
One who drives something, in any sense of the verb to drive.
Something that drives something, in any sense of the verb to drive.
A person who drives a motorized vehicle such as a car or a bus.
A person who drives some other vehicle.
a program that acts as an interface between an application and hardware, written specifically for the device it controls.
A golf club used to drive the ball a great distance.
a kind of sail, smaller than a fore and aft spanker on a square-rigged ship, a driver is tied to the same spars.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from drive.
He from the many-peopl’d city flies;
Contemns their labours, and the driver ’s cries. George Sandys.
The driver runs up to him immediately, and beats him almost to death. Roger L'Estrange, Fables.
The multitude or common rout, like a drove of sheep, or an herd of men, may be managed by any noise or cry which their driver shall accustom them to. Robert South, Sermons.
Not the fierce driver with more fury lends
The sounding lash, and, ere the stroke descends,
Low to the wheels his pliant body bends. John Dryden, Virg. Æn.
one who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward
the person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive
an overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work
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:
the driving wheel of a locomotive
an attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier
a crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone
the after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker
Etymology: [From Drive.]
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. 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
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.
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
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Driver is ranked #2361 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Driver surname appeared 15,442 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Driver.
71.7% or 11,077 total occurrences were White.
21.1% or 3,266 total occurrences were Black.
2.5% or 397 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2% or 323 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.8% or 280 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.6% or 100 total occurrences were Asian.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Driver' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1976
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Driver' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1892
Rank popularity for the word 'Driver' in Nouns Frequency: #595
The numerical value of Driver in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Driver in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of Driver in a Sentence
I looked at the driver of the engine and I said, 'Turn it around, we're going to the hospital,'.
I didn't hit my driver that well but other than that( it was) really good, lot of crosswinds out here. You've got to hit fairways and I didn't do a great job of that today.
Voters without a driver's license or state ID must surrender their personal information and risk identify theft just to receive an absentee ballot.
In most deaths by road accident, the adolescent is a passive victim, in only a small proportion are they the driver.
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.
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Translations for Driver
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- مشغل, سائِقArabic
- sürücü, şoferAzerbaijani
- шафёр, вадзі́цель, кіро́ўцаBelarusian
- водач, драйвър, шофьо́рBulgarian
- controlador de dispositiu, conductorCatalan, Valencian
- řidička, řidič, šofér, ovladačCzech
- Fahrer, Fahrerin, TreiberGerman
- οδηγός, μηχανοδηγόςGreek
- conductora, conductor, controlador, choferSpanish
- autojuht, juhtEstonian
- راننده, شوفرPersian
- ajaja, kuski, ajuri, kuljettajaFinnish
- conductrice, conducteur, pilote, chauffeurFrench
- tiománaí, maide mórIrish
- נהגת, נהגHebrew
- ड्राइवर, चालकHindi
- sofőr, vezető, illesztőprogramHungarian
- վարորդ, դրայվերArmenian
- rekill, ökumaður, bílstjóriIcelandic
- ドライバー, 運転者, ドライバ, 運転手Japanese
- derefaKikuyu, Gikuyu
- biilertoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- អ្នកបើកឡាន, តៃកុងKhmer
- 드라이버, 운전사, 기사, 운전기사Korean
- şofêr, ajok, sayêq, ajovan, ajokarKurdish
- šoferis, tvarkyklė, vairuotojas, draiverisLithuanian
- šoferis, vadītājs, draiveris, dzinisLatvian
- taraiwa, kaitaraiwaMāori
- во́зач, шо́ферMacedonian
- sewwieqa, xufier, xufiera, drajver, sewwieqMaltese
- bestuurder, chauffeur, stuurprogrammaDutch
- naʼałbąąsiiNavajo, Navaho
- ډرېورPanjabi, Punjabi
- kierowca, szofer, sterownikPolish
- ډرېورPashto, Pushto
- condutor, controlador, driver, motorista, pilotoPortuguese
- șofer, conducător auto, conducătorRomanian
- води́тельница, шофёр, води́тель, дра́йверRussian
- vozàčica, драјвер, dràjver, upràvljāčkī prògram, vòzāč, управљачки програм, возач, возачицаSerbo-Croatian
- vodič, šofér, ovládačSlovak
- voznik, šoferSlovene
- shofer, makinistAlbanian
- förare, chaufför, drivrutinSwedish
- సారథి, చోదకుడు, డ్రైవర్Telugu
- คนขับรถ, คนขับThai
- şoför, sürücüTurkish
- шофе́р, во́дійUkrainian
- người lái, tài xếVietnamese
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