Definition of Directory

1. Noun. An alphabetical list of names and addresses.

2. Noun. (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk).
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: List, Listing
Specialized synonyms: Subdirectory

Definition of Directory

1. a. Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.

2. n. A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book.

Definition of Directory

1. Noun. A list of names, addresses etc., of specific classes of people or organizations, often in alphabetical order or in some classification. ¹

2. Noun. (computing) A structured listing of the names and characteristics of the files on a storage device. ¹

3. Noun. (computing) A virtual container in a computer's file system, in which files and other directories may be stored. The files and subdirectories in a directory are usually related. ¹

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Definition of Directory

1. [n -RIES]

Medical Definition of Directory

1. An alphabetical or classified list of names, organizations, subjects, etc., giving usually titles, addresses, affiliations, and other professional data. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Directory

director's cut
director's cuts
director-stockholder relation
director of research
directory (current term)

Literary usage of Directory

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress: With by Clara Egli Le Gear, Philip Lee Phillips, Library of Congress Map Division (1920)
"Atlas and farm directory Atlas and farm directory Atlas and farm directory Atlas and farm ... 1915 4823 Atlas and farm directory of Nicollet county, Minn. ..."

2. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1902)
"Brooklyn directory, containing the names of the inhabitants ... L Brooklyn in 1796; or the first directory of the Village, with notes by Henry R. Stiles, ..."

3. Bulletin of the New York Public Library by New York Public Library (1902)
"Brooklyn directory, containing the names of the inhabitants alphabetically arranged. ... This was the first Brooklyn directory published in a separate form. ..."

4. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register by Henry Fritz-Gilbert Waters (1879)
"D. The Boston directory, embracing the City Record, a General directory of the Citizens and Business directory. [City Seal.] No. LXXV. ..."

5. A History of the English Church During the Civil Wars and Under the by Ecole littéraire de Montréal, Charles Gill, William Arthur Shaw (1900)
"The directory for Preaching. The directory for Prayer. The directory for the Sacrament. Day, and prayer and preaching. ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"A NEW edition of the ' Naturalist's directory ' has recently come to hand. ... These lapses suggested that the directory might not be trustworthy in other ..."

7. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"This feature has been imitated in the " Irish Catholic directory" and in the Catholic Directories of the United States. Hence the widespread idea that ..."

8. The History of the French Revolution by Adolphe Thiers (1840)
"They replied indirectly to the reproaches of the directory, and Tronçon- Ducoudray, addressing the Ancients, exhorted them to interpose their wisdom and ..."

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