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Driver is sometimes a misspelling of driven.

The word driver is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun driver

What does driver mean as a name of something?

Driver is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: drivers

  1. the operator of a motor vehicle
  2. someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic word: worker = a person who works at a specific occupation
    • more specific words:
      • charioteer = the driver of a chariot
      • coachman = a man who drives a coach
      • lasher = a driver who urges the animals on with lashes of a whip
      • mahout = the driver and keeper of an elephant
      • teamster = the driver of a team of horses doing hauling
      • waggoner / wagoner = the driver of a wagon
  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
  5. a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of driver: number one wood
    • more generic word: wood = a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots

Alternative definition of the noun driver


  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. [computing] a program that acts as an interface between an application and hardware, written specifically for the device it controls.
  6. [golf] A golf club used to drive the ball a great distance.
  7. [nautical] a kind of sail, smaller than a fore and aft spanker on a square-rigged ship, a driver is tied to the same spars.

Specialised definition of the noun driver

Glossary of sports / bobsleighing

the front person in the bobsled, who's responsible for steering. The essential job of the driver is to maintain the straightest possible line down the course by minimizing rocking and skidding in the curves

Glossary of sports / golf

a golf club with a metal or wooden head used to hit the ball a long way, usually from the tee (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

the No. 1 wood, the longest hitting club, used most often from the tee on a hole requiring maximum distance


"Driver", is a 1999 action/driving video game developed by Reflections Interactive and published by GT Interactive Software for the PlayStation. It was released in North America on June 30, 1999; in Europe on July 2; and in Japan on March 9, 2000. It is the first game in the Driver series.

  • mode: Single-player video game
  • developers: Ubisoft Reflections, Gameloft
  • genres: Racing video game, Action game, Vehicular combat game
  • publishers: GT Interactive Software, Gameloft, Infogrames Entertainment SA
  • released on (15 years ago)


  1. "Driver" a.k.a. "The Driver" is a 1978 crime film written and directed by Walter Hill, starring Ryan O'Neal, Bruce Dern, and Isabelle Adjani. Based upon similarities in plot elements, it is heavily influenced by Jean-Pierre Melville's film Le Samouraï. The film is also notable for its impressive car chases, its no-frills style of filmmaking, and its rarely speaking, unnamed titular character.
  2. "Driver": People are always looking for something new: The thrill of the chase. If you stop for a moment, sometimes what you're looking for will find you.
  3. "Driver" is a film, written and directed by Roger Avary.


  1. Driver is a fictional character in the 2010 thrilling action/crime film Faster.
  2. Driver is a fictional character from the 2011 crime action drama film Drive.
  3. Driver is a fictional character in the 2012 film No One Lives.
  4. Driver is a fictional character from How I Spent My Summer Vacation.
  5. Driver a.k.a. Thug is a fictional character from the 2008 film Transporter 3.
    • read more about Thug
  6. Driver is a fictional character from the 1984 film Police Academy.
  7. Driver is a fictional character from the 2008 film Slumdog Millionaire.
  8. Driver is a fictional character from the 2011 film Friends with Benefits.
  9. Driver is a fictional character from the 2012 crime or thriller film Killing Them Softly.
  10. Driver is a fictional character from the 2012 film Rhino Season.
  11. Driver is a fictional character from the 2012 Drama film Highway.
  12. Driver is a fictional character from the 2012 film Brake.
  13. Driver is a fictional character from the 2012 film 10th Day.
  14. Driver is a fictional character from the 1986 film The Tree We Hurt.
  15. Driver is a fictional character from the 1991 film Night on Earth.
  16. Driver is a fictional character from the 1986 film Asli Naqli.
  17. Driver is a fictional character from the 2011 film Udhayan.
  18. Driver is a fictional character from the 2006 film Bangaram.
  19. Driver a.k.a. Chauffören is a fictional character from the 1984 film Jönssonligan får guldfeber.
  20. Driver is a fictional character from the 1988 film Commando.
  21. Driver is a fictional character from the 1994 film Reality Bites.
  22. Driver is a fictional character from the 2012 drama history thriller film Argo.
  23. Driver is a fictional character from the 2006 film Taxi Number 9211.
  24. Driver is a fictional film character.

There are other characters with in their name, like driver 2, Driver 3, driver 5, driver 8, Bus Driver, Cab Driver, Car Driver, Log Driver, Van driver, Auto Driver, Cart Driver, Hack Driver, Hack-Driver, Limo Driver, Nick Driver, Race Driver, Tank Driver, Taxi Driver, Test driver.


  1. "Driver" is a musical album of In Tall Buildings.
    • released on
  2. "Driver" is a musical EP of Black Map.
    • released on
  3. "Driver" is a musical album of Ferron.
    • released in (21 years ago)


Who is Driver?

Driver est un rappeur français d'orgine camerounaise en provenance de Sarcelles, ville notamment connue dans le rap français grâce au Ministère A.M.E.R..


Driver is an American heavy metal band.

  • members:
  • album: "Sons of Thunder"


  1. Driver is a neighborhood in the independent city of Suffolk, Virginia, United States. It is located at the junction of State Route 337, State Route 125, and State Route 627.
  2. Driver a.k.a. Driver, Arkansas: Driver is an unincorporated community in Mississippi County, Arkansas, United States. Driver is located at the intersection of U.S. Route 61 and Arkansas Highway 119 3.5 miles north-northeast of Wilson.


  1. Driver is a series of mission-based action-adventure video games developed by Reflections Interactive, and originally published by GT Interactive, later by Atari and now by Ubisoft. The gameplay consists of a mixture of action-adventure and driving in open world environments. Since the series began in 1999, there have been five main installments released.
  2. Driver was a military rank used in the British Army and the armies of other Commonwealth countries. It was equivalent to the rank of Private.
  3. Driver: A driver is a kind of sail used on some sailboats. Smaller than a fore and after spanker on a square rigger, a driver is tied to the same spars.

Phrases with Driver

  1. driver ant
  2. L-Driver
  3. bus driver
  4. hack driver
  5. hack-driver
  6. mule driver
  7. pile driver
  8. race driver
  9. tank driver
  10. Taxi Driver
  11. test driver
  12. Tram driver
  13. Drink-Driver
  14. Drunk Driver
  15. owner-driver
  16. slave driver
  17. Slave-Driver
  18. stake driver
  19. truck driver
  20. Cattle Driver

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Driver

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Google previewActivity-Based Cost and Environmental Management (2012)

A Different Approach to ISO 14000 Compliance by Jan Emblemsvåg, Bert Bras

An energy driver is any factor that causes a change in the energy consumption of an activity. • A waste resource/activity driver is a measure for how much waste an activity generates, while waste generation intensity is the waste generation per ...

Google previewThe Economics of Made-to-Order Production (2012)

Theory with Applications Related to the Airframe Industry by Thomas R. Gulledge, Norman K. Womer

capture the effects of each of the production cost drivers. The first production cost driver is the concept of learning by doing.

The second production cost driver is a different learning effect. Over time, learning how to produce more efficiently ...

Google previewProcess Chemistry of Petroleum Macromolecules (2008)

by Irwin A. Wiehe

One major driver is the environmental factor, including restrictions on air and water quality from refineries and upgraders, and on transportation fuel products. In the near future, this will include reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. Another ...

Google previewFalling Indians (2016)

Nine Monologues, One Play by Zubin Paul Driver

-Denzil Smith “Devi by Zubin Driver is a monologue about a woman's loneliness, in spite of being married, having a wonderful home and belonging to an affluent society.

Google previewCharacterization of Integrated Circuit Packaging Materials (2013)

by Thomas Moore

The first driver is the pulling force of commercial and military markets.

The second driver is an intensive technology push, nourished by an increase in the stream of industrial, university, and government laboratory investigations. Emphasis is ...

Google previewChina Business Guide 2006 (2005)

by Graham Earnshaw

a driver is a good idea ifyou are planning to leave thecity or visit many locations throughout the day, as taxis can be difficult to find during rush hour or in rainy weather. If you know when and where you would like to be picked up in advance, ...

Google previewWiley CIA Exam Review 2013, Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (2013)

by S. Rao Vallabhaneni

A cost driver is any factor whose change causes a change in the total cost of a related cost object. o A revenue driver is any factor whose change causes a change in the total revenue of a related product or service. 0 There are many cost ...

Google previewLabView (2006)

Advanced Programming Techniques, Second Edition by Rick Bitter, Taqi Mohiuddin, Matt Nawrocki

A driver is the bottom level in the threetiered approach to software development; however, it is possibly the most important. If drivers are used and written properly, the user will benefit through readability, code reuse, and application speed.

Google previewTransputer Research and Applications 4 (1990)

NATUG-4. Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the North American Transputer Users Group, October 11-12, 1990, Ithaca, NY by North American Transputer Users Group

Since the driver is a high priority task, and the clients are low priority, there clearly cannot be any requests submitted while the...

Google previewTools for Project Management, Workshops and Consulting (2012)

A Must-Have Compendium of Essential Tools and Techniques by Nicolai Andler

A value driver is any factor, both within and outside the business which is likely to generate cash flow or another added-value, either now or in future, either directly or indirectly. This value could be for the company as well as for the customer.

Google previewChallenges of Information Technology Management in the 21st Century (2000)

2000 Information Resources Management Association International Conference, Anchorage, Alaska, USA, May 21-24, 2000 by Information Resources Management Association. International Conference

A supply-chain approach from the direct driver is a re-active one. Beside the direct driver, an indirect driver can...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Automotive Engineering (2015)

by David Crolla

Driver Cognition/ decision making/ operation process Vehicle Environment Output Input...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (1979)

Volume 10 - Coking to Computer by John J. McKetta Jr

Driver Selection First cost economics, space available, operating cost, utilities available, maintenance requirements, physical size, and variable speed capability are only some of the possible factors to be weighed when selecting compressor ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition (2011)

by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

Youth who are involved with drinking peers are more likely to ride with a drinking driver; however, riding with a drinking driver does not lead to drinking and driving (Yu & Shacket, 1999). in a study of 4,380 respondents, passengers of drinking ...

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The Bus Driver Tour: Sign Language

The Bus Driver Tour playing in Northville, Michigan on September 01, 2013.

Quotes about Driver

Well, they had a lot of the things they found in his possession. They had the map, you know, that marked the route of the parade. They had statements from the bus driver and the taxicab driver that hauled him somewhere. (Henry Wade)
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Scrabble value of D2R1I1V4E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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