Meaning of “driver” in the English Dictionary

"driver" in British English

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drivernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdraɪ.vər/ us /ˈdraɪ.vɚ/

driver noun [ C ] (VEHICLE)

A1 someone who drives a vehicle:

a bus/lorry/truck/taxi driver
The driver of the van was killed in the accident.

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  • The bus driver swerved to avoid hitting the cyclists.
  • The driver lost control of his car when the brakes failed, and it went at full speed down the hill.
  • My mum's an excellent driver.
  • Wintry conditions are making roads hazardous for drivers in the northeast of England.
  • After the crash both drivers got out and inspected their cars for damage.

(Definition of “driver” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"driver" in American English

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drivernoun [ C ]

us /ˈdrɑɪ·vər/

someone who drives a motor vehicle:

a bus driver

(Definition of “driver” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"driver" in Business English

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drivernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdraɪvər/ us

TRANSPORT someone who drives a vehicle:

You may get nothing in an accident if the other driver is uninsured.
a bus/lorry/truck driver

IT a computer program that makes it possible for a computer to use other pieces of equipment such as a printer:

a printer driver

something that makes other things progress, develop, or grow stronger:

Momentum-based investing is the most prominent of the new market drivers.
an important/a key/a major driver of sth Service sector output is up 1.2% in the latest quarter making it, by far, the major driver of growth once more.
be in the driver's seat US

(Definition of “driver” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)