Definition of Director

1. Noun. Someone who controls resources and expenditures.

Exact synonyms: Manager, Managing Director
Generic synonyms: Administrator, Decision Maker
Specialized synonyms: Bank Manager, District Manager, Manageress
Derivative terms: Direct, Directorship, Manage, Managerial, Managership

2. Noun. Member of a board of directors.
Group relationships: Board
Generic synonyms: Committee Member
Derivative terms: Directorship

3. Noun. Someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show.

4. Noun. The person who directs the making of a film.

5. Noun. The person who leads a musical group.

Definition of Director

1. n. One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.

Definition of Director

1. Noun. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department or directorate (e.g., ''director of engineering''), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., ''film director''). ¹

2. Noun. A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time. ¹

3. Noun. (chemistry) The common axis of symmetry of the molecules of a liquid crystal. ¹

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Definition of Director

1. one that directs [n -S] - See also: directs

Medical Definition of Director

1. 1. One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent. "In all affairs thou sole director." (Swift) 2. One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company. "What made directors cheat in South-Sea year?" (Pope) 3. A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action. 4. A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath. Origin: Cf. F. Directeur. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Director

directive psychotherapy
directly proportional
director (current term)
director's cut
director's cuts
director-stockholder relation
director of research

Literary usage of Director

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1. Proceedings by International Railway Congress Association (1901)
"W. Lowther, director : A. Fletcher, director ; • RALPH Brocklebank. director ; F. Harrison*, general manager (membre de la Commission internationale du • F. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"THE director OF THE MELLON INSTITUTE ANNOUNCEMENT has been made by the board ... Mr. Weidlein has been acting director since the recent resignation of Dr. ..."

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