driver

noun
driv·​er | \ ˈdrī-vər How to pronounce driver (audio) \

Definition of driver

: one that drives: such as
a : coachman
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

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Other Words from driver

driverless \ ˈdrī-​vər-​ləs How to pronounce driverless (audio) \ adjective

Synonyms & Antonyms for driver

Synonyms

automobilist, motorist, wheelman

Antonyms

nondriver

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Examples of driver in a Sentence

Who was the driver at the time of the accident? We told the taxi driver to take us to the library. He likes to sit at the front of the bus, near the driver. There's a problem with the printer's driver.
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While Nvidia coaxed ray tracing into working on non-RTX GPUs with this driver, the experience won’t be optimal. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "RTX on GTX: Nvidia's latest driver unlocks ray tracing on GeForce GTX graphics cards," 11 Apr. 2019 And then there is the future of the dash itself, a source of endless complaints from drivers frustrated by its glitchy concoction of buttons and technologies. William Boston, WSJ, "The Battle for the Last Unconquered Screen—The One in Your Car," 6 Apr. 2019 In March, Uber and Lyft drivers in Los Angeles went on a 25-hour strike following a devastating pay cut. Kim Kelly, Teen Vogue, "Freelancers Want to Join Unions but Labor Laws Won't Let Them," 4 Apr. 2019 Galliano also made me a pinstripe burgundy wool pencil skirt to match, and the ensemble was a sensation at the Paris shows—and drove the city’s cab drivers into a frenzy of sarcastic wolf whistling. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Les Garçonnes Were Out in Full Force at the Exhibition Opening of Gender Bending Fashion at Boston’s MFA," 19 Mar. 2019 While Model 3 output was still sputtering in March, a Tesla owner in California died in a crash while using the company’s Autopilot driver assistance feature. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Tesla," 29 Dec. 2018 In the promotion video, a human driver pulls into a parking stall and sets their car upon a kind of towable platform. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Stan the Adorable Robot Could Be the Future of Parking Lots," 15 Mar. 2019 Apparently, Blažić served worked as a stunt driver on The Dark Knight Rises. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "How Sibi Blažić Changed Christian Bale's Views About Marriage," 17 Jan. 2019 Nvidia’s GeForce graphics cards will receive a driver update this month that allows them to tap into the variable refresh rate capabilities of VESA Adaptive Sync monitors—a.k.a. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "6 important CES 2019 reveals and trends that PC enthusiasts need to know about," 11 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of driver

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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driver

noun

English Language Learners Definition of driver

: a person who drives a car, truck, etc.
: a person whose job is to drive a vehicle (such as a taxi, truck, or bus)
technical : 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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