American English

Definition of driver noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1a person who drives a vehicle a bus/train/ambulance/taxi driver She climbed into the driver's seat. The accident was the other driver's fault. a student driver The car comes equipped with a driver's airbag. see also backseat driver
  2. 2one of the main things that influence something or cause it to make progress Housing is a key driver of the economy. Young people are widely perceived as the big pop industry drivers.
  3. 3(in golf) a club with a wooden head
  4. 4(computing) software that controls the sending of data between a computer and a piece of equipment that is attached to it, such as a printer
  5. Idioms
    be in the driver's seat
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    to be the person in control of a situation
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: driver