driver

noun driv·er \ ˈdrī-vər \

Definition of driver

:one that drives: such as
b :the operator of a motor vehicle
c :an implement (such as a hammer) for driving
d :a mechanical piece for imparting motion to another piece
e :one that provides impulse or motivation
  • a driver in this economy
f :a golf wood with a nearly straight face used in driving
g :an electronic circuit that supplies input to another electronic circuit; also :loudspeaker
h :a piece of computer software that controls input and output operations

driverless

play \-ləs\ adjective

Examples of driver in a Sentence

  1. Who was the driver at the time of the accident?

  2. We told the taxi driver to take us to the library.

  3. He likes to sit at the front of the bus, near the driver.

  4. There's a problem with the printer's driver.

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First Known Use of driver

14th century

driver Synonyms



DRIVER Defined for English Language Learners

driver

noun

Definition of driver for English Language Learners

  • : a person who drives a car, truck, etc.

  • : a person whose job is to drive a vehicle (such as a taxi, truck, or bus)

  • : a piece of computer software that controls a device (such as a mouse or printer) that is attached to the computer



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