Driver definition

drīvər
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(nautical) A jib-headed spanker.
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A thing that drives.
  • A mallet, hammer, etc.
  • (golf) A with little loft, used in hitting a ball from the tee.
  • Any machine part that communicates motion to another part.
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(comput.) A program designed to enable a computer to control the operation of a peripheral.

A printer driver.

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A hardware device or software program that operates, controls, or regulates another device or network element. A line driver, for example, converts a digital electrical signal into a low voltage, low impedance signal that can travel longer distances over a dedicated copper circuit. A software driver is a device-specific program that controls the operation of a peripheral device, such as a monitor or printer. As a separate software program, a driver relieves the computer operating system (OS) of the burden of dealing with mundane, device-specific tasks. See also hardware, OS, program, and software.
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A person who drives.
  • One who drives an automobile, team of horses, etc.
  • One who herds cattle.
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A golf club with a wide head and a long shaft, used for making long shots from the tee.
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A surname​.
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One that drives, as the operator of a motor vehicle.
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A tool, such as a screwdriver or hammer, that is used for imparting forceful pressure on another object.
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A machine part that transmits motion or power to another part.
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A piece of software that enables a computer to communicate with a specific hardware device.
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the driver's seat
  • the position of control or dominance
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
driver
Plural:
drivers

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

the driver's seat