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DRIVER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does driver mean? 

DRIVER (noun)
  The noun DRIVER has 5 senses:

1. the operator of a motor vehicle
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
5. a golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee

  Familiarity information: DRIVER used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DRIVER (noun)


Sense 1driver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The operator of a motor vehicle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("driver" is a kind of...):

manipulator; operator (an agent that operates some apparatus or machine)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "driver"):

bus driver; busman (someone who drives a bus)

test driver (a driver who drives a motor vehicle to evaluate its performance)

teamster; truck driver; trucker (someone who drives a truck as an occupation)

cabby; cabdriver; cabman; hack driver; hack-driver; livery driver; taxidriver; taximan (someone who drives a taxi for a living)

tailgater (a driver who follows too closely behind another motor vehicle)

speed demon; speeder (a driver who exceeds the safe speed limit)

road hog; roadhog (a driver who obstructs others)

automobile driver; race driver; racer (someone who drives racing cars at high speeds)

owner-driver (a motorist who owns the car that he/she drives)

automobilist; motorist (someone who drives (or travels in) an automobile)

kerb crawler (someone who drives slowly along the curb seeking sex from prostitutes or other women)

honker (a driver who causes his car's horn to make a loud honking sound)

designated driver (the member of a party who is designated to refrain from alcohol and so is sober when it is time to drive home)

chauffeur (a man paid to drive a privately owned car)

Antonym:

nondriver (a person who is not a driver)


Sense 2driver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who drives animals that pull a vehicle

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("driver" is a kind of...):

worker (a person who works at a specific occupation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "driver"):

teamster (the driver of a team of horses doing hauling)

mahout (the driver and keeper of an elephant)

lasher (a driver who urges the animals on with lashes of a whip)

coachman (a man who drives a coach (or carriage))

charioteer (the driver of a chariot)

waggoner; wagoner (the driver of a wagon)


Sense 3driver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A golfer who hits the golf ball with a driver

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("driver" is a kind of...):

golf player; golfer; linksman (someone who plays the game of golf)


Sense 4driver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

device driver; driver

Hypernyms ("driver" is a kind of...):

service program; utility; utility program ((computer science) a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer)

Domain category:

computer science; computing (the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures)


Sense 5driver [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A golf club (a wood) with a near vertical face that is used for hitting long shots from the tee

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

number one wood; driver

Hypernyms ("driver" is a kind of...):

wood (a golf club with a long shaft used to hit long shots; originally made with a wooden head)


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