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driv·er

 (drī′vər)
n.
1. One that drives, as the operator of a motor vehicle.
2. A tool, such as a screwdriver or hammer, that is used for imparting forceful pressure on another object.
3. A machine part that transmits motion or power to another part.
4. A piece of software that enables a computer to communicate with a specific hardware device. Also called device driver.
5. A golf club with a wide head and a long shaft, used for making long shots from the tee.
6. Nautical A jib-headed spanker.

driver

(ˈdraɪvə)
n
1. a person who drives a vehicle
2. in the driver's seat in a position of control
3. a person who drives animals
4. (General Engineering) a mechanical component that exerts a force on another to produce motion
5. (Golf) golf a club, a No. 1 wood, with a large head and deep face for tee shots
6. (Electronics) electronics a circuit whose output provides the input of another circuit
7. (Computer Science) computing a computer program that controls a device
8. something that creates and fuels activity, or gives force or impetus
ˈdriverless adj

driv•er

(ˈdraɪ vər)

n.
1. a person or thing that drives.
2. a person who drives a vehicle; coachman, chauffeur, or the like.
3. a person who drives animals, as a cowboy.
4. a golf club with a wooden head whose face has almost no slope, for hitting long low drives from the tee.
5.
a. a machine part that transmits force or motion.
b. the member of a pair of connected pulleys, gears, etc., that is nearer to the power source.
6. software that controls the interface between a computer and a peripheral device.
7. the part of a loudspeaker that transforms the electrical signal into sound.
[1350–1400]
driv′er•less, adj.

driver

Wooden club with which the player drives the ball.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.driver - the operator of a motor vehicledriver - the operator of a motor vehicle  
bus driver, busman - someone who drives a bus
chauffeur - a man paid to drive a privately owned car
designated driver - the member of a party who is designated to refrain from alcohol and so is sober when it is time to drive home
honker - a driver who causes his car's horn to make a loud honking sound; "the honker was fined for disturbing the peace"
kerb crawler - someone who drives slowly along the curb seeking sex from prostitutes or other women
automobilist, motorist - someone who drives (or travels in) an automobile
manipulator, operator - an agent that operates some apparatus or machine; "the operator of the switchboard"
owner-driver - a motorist who owns the car that he/she drives
automobile driver, race driver, racer - someone who drives racing cars at high speeds
road hog, roadhog - a driver who obstructs others
speed demon, speeder - a driver who exceeds the safe speed limit
tailgater - a driver who follows too closely behind another motor vehicle
cabby, cabdriver, cabman, hack driver, hack-driver, livery driver, taxidriver, taximan - someone who drives a taxi for a living
truck driver, trucker, teamster - someone who drives a truck as an occupation
test driver - a driver who drives a motor vehicle to evaluate its performance
nondriver - a person who is not a driver
2.driver - someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
charioteer - the driver of a chariot
coachman - a man who drives a coach (or carriage)
lasher - a driver who urges the animals on with lashes of a whip
mahout - the driver and keeper of an elephant
teamster - the driver of a team of horses doing hauling
waggoner, wagoner - the driver of a wagon
3.driver - a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
golf player, golfer, linksman - someone who plays the game of golf
4.driver - (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
service program, utility program, utility - (computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer; "a computer system provides utility programs to perform the tasks needed by most users"
5.driver - a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
wood - a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head; "metal woods are now standard"

driver

noun chauffeur, pilot, motorist a taxi driver

driver

noun
A person who operates a motor vehicle:
Translations
řidičovladač
chauffør
ajajaajuri
vozačvozačicadrajverupravljački program
gépkocsivezetõillesztőprogramsofőrvezető
ökumaîur, bílstjóri
運転手
운전자
šoférvodič
voznik
vozačvozačica
chaufför
คนขับ
tài xế

driver

[ˈdraɪvəʳ]
A. N
1. [of car, bus] → conductor(a) m/f, chofer mf (LAm); [of taxi] → taxista mf; [of lorry] → camionero/a m/f; [of carriage] → cochero m (Brit) [of train] → maquinista mf
he's a bus driveres conductor de autobús
she's an excellent driverconduce muy bien
2. (Golf) → driver m
B. CPD driver's license N (US) → permiso m de conducir or (LAm) manejar, carnet m de conducir or (LAm) manejar
driver's seat N = driving seat

driver

[ˈdraɪvər] n
[train, lorry, car] → conducteur/trice m/f; [taxi, bus] → chauffeur m
She's an excellent driver → C'est une excellente conductrice.
He's a bus driver → Il est chauffeur d'autobus.
(= chauffeur) → chauffeur mdriver's license n (US)permis m de conduiredriver's seat n [car, bus] → place f du conducteur
to be in the driver's seat (= in control) → diriger les opérationsdrive shaft narbre m de transmissiondrive-through drive-thru [ˈdraɪvθruː]
n (= restaurant) → drive-in m inv
adj [restaurant, drugstore] → drive-in inv

driver

n
(of car, taxi, lorry, bus)Fahrer(in) m(f); (Brit: of locomotive) → Führer(in) m(f); (of coach)Kutscher(in) m(f); driver’s seat (lit)Fahrersitz m; to be in the driver’s seat (fig)das Steuer führen, die Zügel in der Hand haben
(of animals)Treiber(in) m(f)
(= golf club)Driver m
(Comput) → Treiber m

driver

[ˈdraɪvəʳ] n (of car) → guidatore/trice; (professional, of car, lorry) → autista m/f; (of bus) → conducente m/f, autista m/f; (of taxi) → tassista m/f
to be in the driver's seat → essere seduto/a nel posto del conducente (fig) → essere al timone
he's a good driver → guida bene

drive

(draiv) past tense drove (drouv) : past participle driven (ˈdrivn) verb
1. to control or guide (a car etc). Do you want to drive (the car), or shall I?
2. to take, bring etc in a car. My mother is driving me to the airport.
3. to force or urge along. Two men and a dog were driving a herd of cattle across the road.
4. to hit hard. He drove a nail into the door; He drove a golf-ball from the tee.
5. to cause to work by providing the necessary power. This mill is driven by water.
noun
1. a journey in a car, especially for pleasure. We decided to go for a drive.
2. a private road leading from a gate to a house etc. The drive is lined with trees.
3. energy and enthusiasm. I think he has the drive needed for this job.
4. a special effort. We're having a drive to save electricity.
5. in sport, a hard stroke (with a golf-club, a cricket bat etc).
6. (computers) a disk drive.
ˈdriver noun
a person who drives a car etc. a bus-driver.
ˈdriver's license noun
(American) a driving licence.
ˈdrive-in adjective
(of a cinema, café etc, especially in North America) catering for people who remain in their cars while watching a film, eating etc. a drive-in movie.
ˈdrive-through adjective
that one may drive through (and do something without getting out of the car). a drivethrough bank/restaurant/zoo.
ˈdriving licence noun
a licence for driving a road vehicle.
be driving at
to be trying to say or suggest. I don't know what you're driving at.
drive off
1. to leave or go away in a car etc. He got into a van and drove off.
2. to keep away. to drive off flies.
3. in golf, to make the first stroke from the tee.
drive on
1. to carry on driving a car etc. Drive on – we haven't time to stop!
2. to urge strongly forward. It was ambition that drove him on.

driver

سائِق řidič chauffør Fahrer οδηγός conductor ajaja conducteur vozač conducente 運転手 운전자 bestuurder sjåfør kierowca condutor, motorista водитель chaufför คนขับ sürücü tài xế 驾驶者

driver

n conductor -ra mf; designated — conductor designado, persona de un grupo a la que le ha tocado no beber para conducir
References in classic literature ?
Hitherto I had always been driven by people who at least knew how to drive; but in this place I was to get my experience of all the different kinds of bad and ignorant driving to which we horses are subjected; for I was a "job horse", and was let out to all sorts of people who wished to hire me; and as I was good-tempered and gentle, I think I was oftener let out to the ignorant drivers than some of the other horses, because I could be depended upon.
The dogs were tired, the drivers grumbling, and to make matters worse, it snowed every day.
If in the front and the key-truck of chaos, he entered terrifically into the quarrel that was raging to and fro among the drivers on their high seats, and sometimes roared oaths and violently got himself arrested.
And now the retreat of the mule drivers was a march of shame to him.
The road was smooth; it led up and over and down a continual succession of hills; but it was narrow, the horses were used to it, and could not well get out of it anyhow; so why shouldn't the drivers entertain themselves and us?
Petersen Sahib came in on his clever she-elephant Pudmini; he had been paying off other camps among the hills, for the season was coming to an end, and there was a native clerk sitting at a table under a tree, to pay the drivers their wages.
The fatigue we had already suffered did not prevent our continuing our march all night: at last we entered a plain, where our drivers told us we might expect to be attacked by the Galles; nor was it long before our own eyes convinced us that we were in great danger, for we saw as we went along the dead bodies of a caravan who had been lately massacred, a sight which froze our blood, and filled us with pity and with horror.
The peasant drivers, shouting and lashing their horses, kept crossing from side to side.
Trying not to offend the other sledge drivers, and promising to drive with them too, Levin took one and told him to drive to the Shtcherbatskys'.
All the drivers were more or less the worse for merry-making, and the groom was absorbed in his bride.
When I got on the coach, the driver had not taken his seat, and I saw him talking to the landlady.
As I am that one, I climb up; and while they are strapping the luggage on the roof, and heaping it into a kind of tray behind, have a good opportunity of looking at the driver.