What does driver mean?

Definitions for driver
ˈdraɪ vərdriv·er

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Drivernoun

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

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  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

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  3. Drivernoun

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

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  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:

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  5. Drivernoun

    the driving wheel of a locomotive

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  6. Drivernoun

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

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  7. Drivernoun

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

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

  8. Drivernoun

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

    Etymology: [From Drive.]

Freebase

  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  

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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. Craig Erlam:

    Oil prices really are a big market driver at the moment, whether it be for good for consumer spending or bad for energy companies.

  2. Prosecutor Janice Bledsoe:

    Officer Goodson, as the driver of the van that Freddie Gray was in, neither ensured his safety nor his well-being.

  3. Michihiko Iwamoto:

    I love it, when I sit in the driver's seat and hold the steering wheel, I feel transported back to my youth.

  4. Karson Vega:

    [The bus driver] wouldn’t take his feet off so I kicked them over a little.

  5. Lloyd Austin:

    The Department will immediately take appropriate policy actions to prioritize climate change considerations in our activities and risk assessments, to mitigate this driver of insecurity, as a leader in the interagency, the Department of Defense will also support incorporating climate risk analysis into modeling, simulation, war gaming, analysis, and the next National Defense Strategy.

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