What does Director mean?

Definitions for Director
dɪˈrɛk tər, daɪ-di·rec·tor

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Director.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. director, manager, managing directornoun

    someone who controls resources and expenditures

  2. directornoun

    member of a board of directors

  3. director, theater director, theatre directornoun

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

  4. film director, directornoun

    the person who directs the making of a film

  5. conductor, music director, directornoun

    the person who leads a musical group

Wiktionary

  1. directornoun

    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. directornoun

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

  3. directornoun

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

  4. Etymology: influenced by directorius

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Directornoun

    Etymology: director, Latin

    Himself stood director over them, with nodding or stamping, shewing he did like or mislike those things he did not understand. Philip Sidney, b i.

    In all affairs thou sole director. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

    What made directors cheat in south sea year? Alexander Pope, Ep.

    Common forms were not design’d
    Directors to a noble mind. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

    They are glad to use such as counsellors and directors in all their dealings which are of weight, as contracts, testaments. Richard Hooker, Pref.

    I am her director and her guide in spiritual affairs. John Dryden, Sp. Fr.

    The manner of opening with a knife, is by sliding it on a director, the groove of which prevents its being misguided. Samuel Sharp, Surgery.

ChatGPT

  1. director

    A director is an individual who leads, guides, or supervises a particular area, whether it be in a company, organization, film, play, or other activity. They are responsible for overseeing operations, making critical decisions, setting strategic objectives and ensuring the successful execution of tasks, often reporting to higher level executives or a board of directors. The specific responsibilities of a director may vary depending on the context or industry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Directornoun

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

  2. Directornoun

    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. Directornoun

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

  4. Directornoun

    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

  5. Etymology: [Cf. F. directeur.]

Wikidata

  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. director

    A person with the accurate and specific intuitive ability, experience, knowledge, skills, training, IT skills, understanding and vision to lead, direct and manage various or specific facets of a business, enterprise, company, organization, unity assembly, unity council, unity legislature, unity senate, house of representatives, unity government, local unity government, regional unity government, national unity government, european unity government or international unity government.

    The directors meet monthly to review their budget, goals, objectives, plans, processes, procedures, strategy and systems.


    Submitted by MaryC on January 12, 2020  

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. DIRECTOR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Director is ranked #75317 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Director surname appeared 256 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Director.

    95.3% or 244 total occurrences were White.
    1.9% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Director in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Director in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Director in a Sentence

  1. Richard Grossman:

    With the increase in shareholder activism, one effect of this kind of director engagement is the ability to get a feel for nascent shareholder unhappiness, are they unhappy with the direction of the company...or with capital allocation? It's a way for board members to get direct and unfiltered views from shareholders.

  2. Robert Mueller:

    I've been fully briefed on the investigation and I look forward to Director Mueller delivering the final report.

  3. Ben Stiller:

    Ben Stiller said of Chanel's creative director. It breaks my heart. Maybe if we ever do another. WATCH : Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson Walk the Valentino Runway as Derek Zoolander -LRB- Stiller -RRB- and Hansel Marc Jacobs, however, was more than happy to play Hansel Marc Jacobs in the comedy. I was thrilled to say yes to Ben Stiller, i thought the first one was hilarious. The Derek Zoolander -LRB- Stiller -RRB- franchise, which debuted in theaters 15 years ago, is special for Ben Stiller, whoprefers the daft model to reamin a part of Derek Zoolander -LRB- Stiller -RRB- legacy over Derek Zoolander -LRB- Stiller -RRB- other on-screen, persona, Greg Focker inMeet the Parents. I ’d much rather have somebody say, ‘ Hey, Derek Zoolander -LRB- Stiller -RRB-, ’ than ‘ Hey, Greg Focker,' he quipped. MORE : Justin Theroux Responds to Zoolander 2 Transphobia Controversy --' It Hurts My Feelings' The director/actor also revealed how he came up with the character's iconic Blue Steel pose. That look came out of me in the mirror at home, when I brush my hair or whatever, Ben Stiller recalled. I guess with the selfie culture, it’s just a natural extension. Did I have any idea that it would live on ? No. Although Ben Stiller and Penelope Cruz is new to the Zoolander world but has always been a fan of the comedy.

  4. Donald Trump:

    FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds! The phony......Trump/Russia story was an excuse used by the Democrats as justification for losing the election. Perhaps Trump just ran a great campaign?

  5. Daniel Geey:

    In a lot of cases the idea that an agent knows the club very well, and knows the inner workings of the chief executive, chief scout, sporting director, managing director etc. can work to the advantage of the player, there is no doubt that there's always going to be few high profile guys doing the biggest deals, it's as simple as that.

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