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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 ?
Of course, for myself I had no objection to it, as I was not in the habit either of starting or stumbling, and had only been used to depend on my driver for guidance and encouragement.
When I got on the coach, the driver had not taken his seat, and I saw him talking to the landlady.
The driver went about his work, and he called to Buck when he was ready to put him in his old place in front of Dave.
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.
We went at a foot-pace, but on the way back we trotted, and there was something to my mind singularly horrible in the way the driver of the hearse whipped up his horses.
A dagger-pointed gaze from without his black- ened face was held toward the enemy, but his greater hatred was riveted upon the man, who, not knowing him, had called him a mule driver.
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.
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.
Crisparkle could hardly see anything else of it for a large outside passenger seated on the box, with his elbows squared, and his hands on his knees, compressing the driver into a most uncomfortably small compass, and glowering about him with a strongly-marked face.
We kept the rain out of our faces with umbrellas, and away from our bodies with the leather apron of the buggy; but the driver sat unsheltered and placidly soaked the weather in and seemed to like it.
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.
Only a bob's vorth, Tommy,' cried the driver sulkily, for the information of his friend the waterman, as the cab drove off.