driver

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English [Term?].

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

driver (plural drivers)

  1. One who drives something, in any sense of the verb to drive.
    • 2016, John Swain, Digging Up The Pitmen (page 164)
      Luke North was working in the North East District when Harry Patterson the pony driver came by. It was 5.45 o'clock. Luke smelt danger in the air. He walked round the pony to speak with Harry []
  2. Something that drives something, in any sense of the verb to drive.
    • 2014, Bridgette Wessels, Exploring Social Change: Process and Context (page 106)
      The character of work is a driver of social change, at the same time that any new forms of work are the result of broader social change.
  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.
  8. A mallet.
  9. A tamping iron.
  10. A cooper's hammer for driving on barrel hoops.

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French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowing from English driver.

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

driver m (plural drivers)

  1. (golf) driver

Etymology 2[edit]

From English drive +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

driver

  1. (golf) to drive
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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English driver.

Noun[edit]

driver m, f (invariable)

  1. driver (in a trotting race; tennis player good at driving)

driver m (invariable)

  1. driver (golf club; computer module)

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

driver

  1. present tense of drive

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English driver.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

driver m (plural drivers)

  1. (computing) driver (program acting as interface between an application and hardware)

Quotations[edit]

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:driver.

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

driver

  1. present tense of driva.