see also: Driver
  • (British) IPA: /ˈdɹaɪ.və(ɹ)/
  • (America) enPR: drīʹvər, IPA: /ˈdɹaɪvɚ/

driver (plural drivers)

  1. One who drives something, in any sense of the verb to drive.
    • 2016, John Swain, Digging Up The Pitmen (page 164)
      Luke North was working in the North East District when Harry Patterson the pony driver came by. It was 5.45 o'clock. Luke smelt danger in the air. He walked round the pony to speak with Harry […]
  2. Something that drives something, in any sense of the verb to drive.
    • 2014, Bridgette Wessels, Exploring Social Change: Process and Context (page 106)
      The character of work is a driver of social change, at the same time that any new forms of work are the result of broader social change.
  3. A person who drives a motorized vehicle such as a car or a bus.
  4. A person who drives some other vehicle.
  5. (computing) A program that acts as an interface between an application and hardware, written specifically for the device it controls.
  6. (golf) A golf club used to drive the ball a great distance.
  7. (nautical) a kind of sail, smaller than a fore and aft spanker on a square-rigged ship, a driver is tied to the same spars.
  8. A mallet.
  9. A tamping iron.
  10. A cooper's hammer for driving on barrel hoops.
  11. A screwdriver.
    • 1996, Popular Mechanics (volume 173, number 12)
      Among the driver and screw types available, you'll find several cross-slot varieties including the Reed & Prince […]
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: condutor
  • Russian: дви́житель
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  • (America) IPA: /ˈdɹaɪvɚ/
Proper noun
  1. Surname
    • 2005, Maria Pramaggiore, ‎Tom Wallis, Film: A Critical Introduction (page 210)
      Blank's former girlfriend Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver), whom he jilted in high school, now works as a radio DJ.

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