What does driver mean?

Definitions for driver
ˈdraɪ vərdriv·er

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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. Vilma Rozen:

    It’s household management, it’s home health aide, it’s a nurse, it’s running around, it’s taxi driver, it’s all the stuff together, it’s [to] be the family, it’s [to] be everything.

  2. Adam Markham:

    For them it's a very important revenue and income. It's an economic driver to have a World Heritage site, if the attributes that attract tourists there in the first place are damaged by climate change, that could be a big blow to the tourism economies.

  3. Vivian Nwakah:

    What I liked is that there was someone that knew that I was in that car ... and if I had a problem with that driver, they would know, the safety aspect was what was really important to me.

  4. Michigan State Police:

    The victim driver pulled over at McNichols( Plymouth Road) and noticed both of their children were shot.

  5. Trooper Guy Gill:

    The trooper immediately recognized it was a prop and not a passenger, as the trooper approached, the driver was actually laughing.

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