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Dictionary Definition



1 the operator of a motor vehicle [ant: nondriver]
2 someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
3 a golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver
4 (computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device [syn: device driver]
5 a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee [syn: number one wood]

User Contributed Dictionary



drive + -er


  • i-c UK /ˈdraɪvə/, "draIv@
  • i-c US , /ˈdraɪvɚ/, "draIv@`
  • Rhymes with: -aɪvə(r)


  1. One who drives something, in any sense of the verb to drive.
  2. Something that drives something, in any sense of the verb to drive.
  3. A person who drives a motorized vehicle such as a car or a bus.
  4. A person who drives some other vehicle.
  5. a program that acts as an interface between an application and hardware, written specifically for the device it controls.
one who drives something
seomthing that drives something
person who drives a motorized vehicle, such as a car or a bus
  • Croatian: vozač, šofer
  • Czech: řidič
  • Dutch: bestuurder, chauffeur
  • Finnish: kuljettaja, ajaja, kuski (colloquial)
  • French: conducteur, chauffeur
  • German: Fahrer
  • Greek: οδηγός (odigós)
  • Hebrew: ,
  • Kurdish: ajovan / , ajokar / , şofêr / , sayêq /
  • Latvian: vadītājs
  • Lithuanian: vairuotojas
  • Maltese: sewwieq , sewwieqa , xufier , xufiera
  • Polish: kierowca , szofer
  • Portuguese: motorista
  • Russian: водитель
  • Slovak: šofér
person who drives some other vehicle
  • Czech: řidič
  • Dutch: bestuurder
  • Finnish: ajuri, kuski (colloquial)
  • French: conducteur
  • German: Fahrer
  • Greek: Railway: μηχανοδηγός (mechanodigós)
  • Hebrew: ,
  • Kurdish: ajovan / , ajokar / , şofêr / , sayêq /
program acting as interface between an application and hardware
Translations to be categorised

Extensive Definition

Driver may refer to:
In sport:
In computing and electronics:
People with the surname Driver:
Other uses:
See also:
driver in Danish: Driver
driver in German: Driver (Begriffsklärung)
driver in Spanish: Driver (desambiguación)
driver in French: Driver
driver in Korean: 드라이버
driver in Italian: Driver (disambigua)
driver in Japanese: ドライバー
driver in Polish: Sterownik

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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