Definitions for Directordɪˈrɛk tər, daɪ-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

di•rec•tordɪˈrɛk tər, daɪ-(n.)

  1. a person or thing that directs.

  2. one of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of a company or corporation.

    Category: Business

  3. the person who interprets the script and supervises the development of a theater, film, television, or radio production.

    Category: Showbiz

  4. Category: Music and Dance

    Ref: conductor (def. 3). 3

  5. the manager or head of certain organized groups.

Origin of director:

1470–80; < LL


Princeton's WordNet

  1. director, manager, managing director(noun)

    someone who controls resources and expenditures

  2. director(noun)

    member of a board of directors

  3. director, theater director, theatre director(noun)

    someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show

  4. film director, director(noun)

    the person who directs the making of a film

  5. conductor, music director, director(noun)

    the person who leads a musical group

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. director(noun)ɪˈrɛk tər, daɪ-

    the manager of a company, organization, or large department

    a publishing/finance director

  2. directorɪˈrɛk tər, daɪ-

    sb who guides actors in a movie, play, or TV show

    a movie director


  1. director(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).

  2. director(Noun)

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

  3. director(Noun)

    The common axis of symmetry of the molecules of a liquid crystal.

  4. Origin: influenced by directorius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Director(noun)

    one who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent

  2. Director(noun)

    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

  3. Director(noun)

    a part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action

  4. Director(noun)

    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


  1. Director

    A member of an institution or business who may or may not have an executive function. The director is usually chosen or appointed to control or govern the affairs of an institution or business.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Director' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #792

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Director' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1615

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Director' in Nouns Frequency: #231

Anagrams of Director

  1. creditor

Translations for Director

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person or thing that directs, eg one of a group of persons who manage the affairs of a business or a person who is in charge of the making of a film, play etc

He is on the board of directors of our firm; The producer and the director quarrelled about the film.

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