Definition of Driver

1. Noun. The operator of a motor vehicle.

2. Noun. Someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle.
Generic synonyms: Worker
Specialized synonyms: Charioteer, Coachman, Lasher, Mahout, Teamster, Waggoner, Wagoner
Derivative terms: Drive

3. Noun. A golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver.
Generic synonyms: Golf Player, Golfer, Linksman
Derivative terms: Drive

4. Noun. (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device.
Exact synonyms: Device Driver
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Service Program, Utility, Utility Program
Derivative terms: Drive

5. Noun. A golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee.
Exact synonyms: Number One Wood
Generic synonyms: Wood
Derivative terms: Drive

Definition of Driver

1. n. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward.

Definition of Driver

1. Noun. One who drives something, in any sense of the verb '''to drive'''. ¹

2. Noun. Something that drives something, in any sense of the verb '''to drive'''. ¹

3. Noun. A person who drives a motorized vehicle such as a car or a bus. ¹

4. Noun. A person who drives some other vehicle. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) a program that acts as an interface between an application and hardware, written specifically for the device it controls. ¹

6. Noun. (golf) A golf club used to drive the ball a great distance. ¹

7. Noun. (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. ¹

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Definition of Driver

1. one that drives [n -S] - See also: drives

Medical Definition of Driver

1. 1. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward. 2. The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive. 3. An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work. 4. 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: The driving wheel of a locomotive. An attachment to a lathe, spindle, or face plate to turn a carrier. A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone. 5. The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker. Driver ant, a species of African stinging ant; one of the visiting ants (Anomma arcens); so called because they move about in vast armies, and drive away or devour all insects and other small animals. Origin: From Drive. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Driver

driven away
driven well
driver (current term)
driver's licence
driver's licences
driver's license
driver's licenses
driver ant
driver fatigue
driver reviver
driver revivers

Literary usage of Driver

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Women at Thirtysomething: Paradoxes of Attainment (1991)
"Failing to investigate and make inquiries with respect to each driver employed. Failing to require each driver employed to furnish a list of all violations ..."

2. Roughing It by Mark Twain (2001)
"The driver passed his hand through the strap-hole, and tapped for his fare—it was before the ... And he put a twenty-dollar gold piece in the driver's hand. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"The negligence of the driver of the carriage in which he is riding will not prevent him from recovering damages against the other driver, ..."

4. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Not only was the wagon driven upon the car tracks In close proximity to the approaching car, but In turning to cross the tracks the driver did not hold out ..."

5. The Innocents Abroad: Or the New Pilgrims' Progress by Mark Twain (2001)
"We got an open barouche and a wild, boisterous driver, and set out. ... Just before starting, the driver picked up, in the street, a stump of a cigar an ..."

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