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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 ?
Dismissing the driver she took the reins in her own hands and drove off at top speed through the streets.
In the way of movement and human life, there was the hasty rattle of a cab or coach, its driver protected by a waterproof cap over his head and shoulders; the forlorn figure of an old man, who seemed to have crept out of some subterranean sewer, and was stooping along the kennel, and poking the wet rubbish with a stick, in quest of rusty nails; a merchant or two, at the door of the post-office, together with an editor and a miscellaneous politician, awaiting a dilatory mail; a few visages of retired sea-captains at the window of an insurance office, looking out vacantly at the vacant street, blaspheming at the weather, and fretting at the dearth as well of public news as local gossip.
Besides this he has to learn to wear a collar, a crupper, and a breeching, and to stand still while they are put on; then to have a cart or a chaise fixed behind, so that he cannot walk or trot without dragging it after him; and he must go fast or slow, just as his driver wishes.
Having the advantage of her in altitude, the driver had stood his ground and even ventured to attempt to speak; and the result had been a furious altercation, which, continuing all the way down Ashland Avenue, had added a new swarm of urchins to the cortege at each side street for half a mile.
Our driver got a fresh piece of clothes-line out of his locker and repaired the break in two minutes.
A long black braid of hair swung with the motion of the coach; the child held her hat in one hand and with the other made ineffectual attempts to stab the driver with her microscopic sunshade.
how he thought, reasoned, felt, under the lash of the driver, with the chains upon his limbs
Yes," said Big Toomai, his driver, the son of Black Toomai who had taken him to Abyssinia, and grandson of Toomai of the Elephants who had seen him caught, "there is nothing that the Black Snake fears except me.
In front of Donaldson's Hospital, John counted it good fortune to perceive a cab a great way of, and by much shouting and waving of his arm, to catch the notice of the driver.
When I got on the coach, the driver had not taken his seat, and I saw him talking to the landlady.
After a fruitless struggle to get aboard a North-Western train at Chalk Farm--the engines of the trains that had loaded in the goods yard there PLOUGHED through shrieking people, and a dozen stalwart men fought to keep the crowd from crushing the driver against his furnace--my brother emerged upon the Chalk Farm road, dodged across through a hurrying swarm of vehicles, and had the luck to be foremost in the sack of a cycle shop.
As they Moved slowly by the vessel, the driver recognised Charles, having had an interview with him the day before, and saluted him with a low bow--his salutation was noticed by the young man, who slightly touched his hat, and gave him a familiar nod in return--Julia, unconsciously, bent her body, and felt her cheeks glow with confusion as she rose again.