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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdraɪvər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdraɪvɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(drīvər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
driv•er /ˈdraɪvɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person or thing that drives.
  2. a person who drives a vehicle.
  3. a person who drives animals, such as a cowboy.
  4. Sporta golf club with a wooden head.
  5. Computingsoftware that controls the connection between a computer and another device, such as a printer.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
driv•er  (drīvər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person or thing that drives.
  2. a person who drives a vehicle;
    coachman, chauffeur, etc.
  3. a person who drives an animal or animals, as a drover or cowboy.
  4. SportAlso called  number one wood. [Golf.]a club with a wooden head whose face has almost no slope, for hitting long, low drives from the tee.
  5. [Mach.]
    • Mechanical Engineeringa part that transmits force or motion.
    • Mechanical Engineeringthe member of a pair of connected pulleys, gears, etc., that is nearer to the power source.
  6. Computingsoftware or hardware that controls the interface between a computer and a peripheral device.
  7. Rail TransportSee  driving wheel (def. 2).
  8. Rail Transport, British Terms[Brit.]a locomotive engineer.
  9. Sound Reproduction[Audio.]
    • the part of a loudspeaker that transforms the electrical signal into sound.
    • the entire loudspeaker.
  10. [Naut.]
    • Naval Termsa jib-headed spanker sail.
    • Naval Termsa designation given to one of the masts abaft the mizzen on a sailing vessel having more than three masts, either the fifth or sixth from forward. Cf. pusher (def. 4), spanker (def. 1b).
driver•less, adj. 
  • Middle English drivere. See drive, -er1 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
driver /ˈdraɪvə/ n
  1. a person who drives a vehicle
  2. in the driver's seatin a position of control
  3. a person who drives animals
  4. a mechanical component that exerts a force on another to produce motion
  5. a club, a No. 1 wood, with a large head and deep face for tee shots
  6. a circuit whose output provides the input of another circuit
  7. a computer program that controls a device
  8. something that creates and fuels activity, or gives force or impetus

ˈdriverless adj
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Collocations: a [bus, taxi, race car, truck] driver, the driver's-side [airbags, seatbelt], is a [good, terrible, dangerous, student, cautious, learner] driver, more...

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