Definitions of driver

  1. (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the operator of a motor vehicle Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. One who, or that which, drives; the person or thing that urges or compels anything else to move onward. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The person who drives beasts or a carriage; a coachman; a charioteer, etc.; hence, also, one who controls the movements of a locomotive. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. An overseer of a gang of slaves or gang of convicts at their work. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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: Webster Dictionary DB
  8. The driving wheel of a locomotive. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A crossbar on a grinding mill spindle to drive the upper stone. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. The after sail in a ship or bark, being a fore-and-aft sail attached to a gaff; a spanker. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. One who forces something into motion; one who directs the motions of persons or things, as a chauffeur, a coachman, an overseer, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. One who drives, esp. horses. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. One who or that which drives; a coachman; driving wheel. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. One who drives; he who drives a carriage; one who conducts a team; a large sail occasionally set on the mizen-yard or gaff, the foot being extended over the stern by a boom; that which communicates motion to something else, as a wheel; a substance interposed between the driving instrument and the thing driven, as that used by a cooper in driving hoops; a piece of wood attached to a spindle, and situated in a box which impels the shuttle through the opening in the warp. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. One who, or that which; driving-wheel or driver, the wheel in a machine which communicates motion; to drive away, to scatter; to force to a distance; to drive off, to force to remove to a distance; to depart, as in a carriage; to drive out, to expel; to drive a bargain, to haggle about the terms; to drive a trade, to carry on a trade. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for driver

  1. " I know Mrs. Jones's well," said the driver and away they went. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  2. " The night was very dark," said Ephrinell, " and the driver could not see the points." – The Adventures of a Special Correspondent by Jules Verne