What does driver mean?

Definitions for driverˈdraɪ vər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word driver.

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.

  2. Origin: [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

  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

  3. Driver(noun)

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

  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:

  5. Driver(noun)

    the driving wheel of a locomotive

  6. Driver(noun)

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

  7. Driver(noun)

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

  8. Driver(noun)

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

  9. Origin: [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.

Editors Contribution

  1. driver

    Driver (noun) a person who runs a vehicle.

    Driver someone who drives a two or four-wheel vehicle.

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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Trooper Darren Wright:

    We do suspect the driver fell asleep.

  2. Albert Riley:

    There was no one in the driver's seat.

  3. Peter Hebert:

    SpaceX's success has been a major driver.

  4. Milpitas Police Chief Steve Pangelinan:

    The bus driver is a hero, an absolute hero.

  5. Irwin Michael:

    The main driver is one, no surprises out of Europe.

Images & Illustrations of driver

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