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Meaning of DIRECTOR

Pronunciation:  di'rektur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the person who leads a musical group
  2. [n]  someone who controls resources and expenditures
  3. [n]  someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
  4. [n]  member of a board of directors

DIRECTOR is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: conductor, manager, managing director, music director, theater director, theatre director
 See Also: administrator, Arthur Fiedler, Arturo Toscanini, bandleader, bandmaster, bank manager, Baron Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber, Benjamin Britten, Bernstein, board, Britten, Bruno Walter, Carl Maria von Weber, committee member, Constant Lambert, decision maker, district manager, drum major, drum majorette, Edward Benjamin Britten, Eugene Ormandy, Fiedler, film director, George Szell, Granville-Barker, Gustav Mahler, Harley Granville-Barker, Hindemith, Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavsky, Konstantin Sergevich Alekseev, Konstantin Stanislavsky, Koussevitzky, Lambert, Leonard Bernstein, Leonard Constant Lambert, Leopold Antoni Stanislaw Stokowski, Leopold Stokowski, Lord Britten of Aldeburgh, Mahler, manageress, musician, Ormandy, Ozawa, Paul Hindemith, Seiji Ozawa, Serge Koussevitzky, Sergei Aleksandrovich Koussevitzky, Sir Henry Joseph Wood, Sir Henry Wood, stage director, Stanislavsky, Stokowski, supervisor, Szell, Toscanini, Walter, Weber, Wood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Di*rect"or\, n. [Cf. F. directeur.]
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. (Mech.) A part of a machine or instrument which directs
   its motion or action.

4. (Surg.) 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

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