What does Driver mean?

Definitions for Driver
ˈdraɪ vərdriv·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Driver.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. drivernoun

    the operator of a motor vehicle

  2. drivernoun

    someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle

  3. drivernoun

    a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver

  4. driver, device drivernoun

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

  5. driver, number one woodnoun

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

GCIDE

  1. Drivernoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. drivernoun

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

  2. drivernoun

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

  3. drivernoun

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

  4. drivernoun

    A person who drives some other vehicle.

  5. drivernoun

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

  6. drivernoun

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

  7. drivernoun

    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

  1. Drivernoun

    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.

ChatGPT

  1. driver

    A driver is someone who operates and controls a vehicle such as a car, bus, truck, or similar conveyance. In a broader context, a driver can also refer to a software that controls or operates a particular type of device that is attached to a computer.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drivernoun

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

  2. Drivernoun

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

  3. Drivernoun

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

  4. Drivernoun

    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:

  5. Drivernoun

    the driving wheel of a locomotive

  6. Drivernoun

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

  7. Drivernoun

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

  8. Drivernoun

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

  9. Etymology: [From Drive.]

Wikidata

  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  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DRIVER

    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.

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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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Numerology

  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. Katie Wright:

    I tried to call back three, four times. And then then girl that was with him answered the phone, and she said that they shot him and he was laying in the driver's seat unresponsive. i know my son was scared. He's afraid of the police. And I just( saw) and heard the fear in his voice.

  2. White Housepress secretaryJenPsaki:

    But really a big driver was we understand and know the nature of some components of social media and media these days and we just didn’t want to feed into that on this issue or really any issue, we’ve seen surges at the border.

  3. Nicholas Hunt/FilmMagic -RRB- Alexander:

    We lined up with other couples, even though it was five in the morning, and people started recognizing Britney and taking her picture, then we went back to the chapel and the limo driver walked her down the aisle.

  4. Consumer Union Schwantes:

    The organization noted that nearly 50,000 consumers joined an online petition last month favoring the FCC's privacy rules. And in a nationally representative CR Consumer Voices Survey, 65 percent of Americans said they were either slightly or not at all confident that their personal data is private and not distributed without their knowledge. Florida Sen. Bill Nelson before the vote on Wednesday said the rules put American consumers — each one of us who pay these monthly fees for their broadband service — in the driver's seat of how our personal data is used and shared. Is that too much to ask ? I don't think so. The resolution will still have to pass the House of Representatives, which it is likely to do, and then be signed by President Trump. ISPs have been under the FCC's jurisdiction only since 2015, when they werereclassified as public utilitiesunder something called Title II of the Communications Act. Meantime, web-based companies such as Amazon and Google are regulated by the Federal Trade Commission( FTC), and face less stringent requirements. Republican legislators and lobbyists from cable, telecom, and advertising industries say that difference in regulation is unfair. Sen. John Thune( R-SD) said Wednesday that the FCC had unfairly distorted the marketplace when it imposed unnecessarily onerous privacy restrictions on broadband providers while leaving the rest of the internet under the strong and successful regime at the FTC. The federal government could move authority over ISPs back to the FCC. However, that would be a complex process, and one not favored by advocacy groups, including Consumers Union. Any fondness for the FTC’s approach to privacy is merely support for dramatically weaker privacy protections favored by most corporations, the organization wrote in a letter to senators earlier this week. There is no question that consumers favor the FCC’s current broadband privacy rules. The measure passed by a 50-48 vote along party lines The Senate Thursday. To roll back the rules, Republican senators employed a legislative maneuver that prevents the FCC from adopting ‘ similar ’ rules, even far weaker ones, to protect internet users in the future.

  5. Takeshi Minami:

    Non-manufacturers are boosting spending on expectations that private consumption will recover, so this should serve as a key driver of growth.

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