What does conductor mean?

Definitions for conductor
kənˈdʌk tərcon·duc·tor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. conductor, music director, directornoun

    the person who leads a musical group

  2. conductornoun

    a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat

  3. conductornoun

    the person who collects fares on a public conveyance

  4. conductornoun

    a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.


  1. conductornoun

    A person who conducts an orchestra, choir or other music ensemble; a professional whose occupation is conducting.

  2. conductornoun

    A person who takes tickets on public transportation

    train conductor

  3. conductornoun

    Something which can transmit electricity, heat, light or sound.

  4. conductornoun

    An ideal of a ring that measures how far it is from being integrally closed

  5. Etymology: From conductor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Conductornoun

    Etymology: from conduct.

    Shame of change, and fear of future ill,
    And zeal, the blind conductor of the will. Dryden.

    Who is conductor of his people? ——
    As ’tis said, the bastard son of Glo’ster. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    If he did not intirely project the union and regency, none will deny him to have been the chief conductor in both. Addison.


  1. conductor

    A conductor is a material or substance which allows the flow of electric current or heat through it. It is characterized by its low resistance to the flow and the ability to transfer energy. Common examples of conductors include metals such as copper and aluminum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conductornoun

    one who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director

  2. Conductornoun

    one in charge of a public conveyance, as of a railroad train or a street car

  3. Conductornoun

    the leader or director of an orchestra or chorus

  4. Conductornoun

    a substance or body capable of being a medium for the transmission of certain forces, esp. heat or electricity; specifically, a lightning rod

  5. Conductornoun

    a grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, as lithontriptic forceps, etc.; a director

  6. Conductornoun

    same as Leader

  7. Etymology: [LL., a carrier, transporter, L., a lessee.]


  1. Conductor

    Conductor is an album by North Carolina indie rock band The Comas. The album was recorded by Alan Weatherhead at Sound of Music in Richmond, Va. It features Herod on guitars and vocals, Gehweiler also on guitars and vocals, Justin Williams on bass and baritone guitars and Cameron Weeks on drums. The album is accompanied by a DVD, Conductor: The Movie, which was written and directed by filmmaker/animator Brent Bonacorso. Combining live footage and animation the film stars lead singer Andy Herod and his ex-girlfriend Michelle Williams of Dawson's Creek fame. It features videos for each song seamlessly blended together. The DVD also features a new song in the middle called "Bad Connexion", and as easter egg an alternate version of the movie. It's about 10 minutes shorter and some of the songs are in a different order. To access it, do the following: While on the title page of the DVD there are two choices. The first choice, PLAY, is already highlighted. If you go down one you highlight the menu that lets you view each video. Go down one more and nothing should be highlighted. This is where you will find the hidden alternate version of Conductor: hit "play". You will know you are looking at the alternate version when the beginning credits end, after the MOON, you see the soldiers running. This is right before "The Science Of Your Mind" starts. In the original version there are no soldiers.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Conductor

    In electricity, anything that permits the passage of an electric current. Any disturbance in the ether takes the form of waves because the ether has restitutive force or elasticity. In a conductor, on the other hand, this force is wanting; it opens a path through the ether and a disturbance advances through it from end to end with a wave front, but with no succession of waves. This advance is the beginning of what is termed a current. It is, by some theorists, attributed to impulses given at all points along the conductor through the surrounding ether, so that a current is not merely due to an end thrust. If ether waves preclude a current on account of their restitutive force, ether waves cannot be maintained in a conductor, hence conductors should be opaque to light, for the latter is due to ether waves. This is one of the more practical every day facts brought out in Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light. The term conductor is a relative one, as except a vacuum there is probably no substance that has not some conducting power. For relative conducting power, tables of conductivity, q. v., should be consulted. The metals beginning with silver are the best conductors, glass is one of the worst. [Transcriber's note: See "ether" for contemporary comments on this now discarded concept.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    From Eng. _coin_, and Lat. _duco_, to command. One who commands the coin.


  1. Conductor

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Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. conductor

    A thick metal wire, generally of copper, extending from above the main truck downwards into the water, or in the form of a chain with long links. Its use is to defend the ship from the effects of lightning, by conveying the electric fluid into the sea.

Editors Contribution

  1. conductor

    A person who conducts.

    The conductor of the orchestra was joyful, happy, motivating and inspiring.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

  2. conductor

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The cable is a conductor for electricity.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conductor in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conductor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of conductor in a Sentence

  1. Rebecca Lindland:

    I think the alliance is really in trouble, platform sharing, engineering sharing, that sort of swapping of information and cooperation had really been orchestrated by Carlos Ghosn. Think about a musical orchestra that loses its conductor.

  2. AiR Atman in Ravi:

    Just like a conductor is requried to orchestrate a band, to Realize God, we need a spiritual Master to hold our hand.

  3. Francis Faber:

    Rudy Vallee, conductor of the Connecticut Yankees dance orchestra if the 1930's was heart to sing; "My Time is Your Time

  4. Jamie Zeitzer:

    The circadian clock is the central conductor of the many clocks that are found in nearly all tissues of your body, this clock remains synchronized with the external day through regular exposure to light.

  5. Hubert Malicote:

    I sent a telegram to my wife [about] when I would be home, as we pulled into the station in Anderson, Indiana, there was nobody on the platform. But walking along beside the train longer track was that beautiful little girl again, dressed real nice and beautiful. And the conductor said, ‘She's waiting for you.’ That was a good arrival.

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Translations for conductor

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  • موصلArabic
  • кондуктор, диригент, проводникBulgarian
  • directorCatalan, Valencian
  • vodič, průvodčí, dirigentCzech
  • Dirigent, Schaffner, LeiterGerman
  • μαέστρος, εισπράκτορας, αρχιμουσικός, διευθυντής ορχήστρας, αγωγόςGreek
  • conductor, revisor, director, inspector, guardaSpanish
  • رهبر ارکسترPersian
  • kapellimestari, kuoronjohtaja, johde, konduktööri, johdatin, johdin, orkesterinjohtajaFinnish
  • conducteur, chef d'orchestreFrench
  • seoltóir, stiúrthóir, conduchtaireIrish
  • כרטיסנית, מנצח, כרטיסן, מנצחת, מוליךHebrew
  • कंडक्टरHindi
  • kalauz, karmesterHungarian
  • director de orchestra, conductor, billeteroInterlingua
  • leiðir, leiðariIcelandic
  • conducente, direttore d'orchestraItalian
  • 指揮者, 導体, 車掌Japanese
  • kondaktaKikuyu, Gikuyu
  • nipilersortuni ussersortuusoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
  • អង្គធាតុចម្លងKhmer
  • GloriaLatin
  • konduktorius, laidininkas, dirigentasLithuanian
  • проводник, диригент, кондукторMacedonian
  • konduktorMalay
  • dirigent, geleider, conducteurDutch
  • konduktør, leder, dirigent, leiarNorwegian
  • dyrygent, konduktor, przewodnikPolish
  • cobrador, condutor, maestro, trocadorPortuguese
  • conductor, dirijor, dirijoare, șef de orchestrăRomanian
  • дирижёр, проводница, проводник, кондукторRussian
  • provodnik, проводник, kondukter, dirigent, ravnatelj, диригент, кондуктер, konduktor, кондуктор, sprovodnik, равнатељ, спроводникSerbo-Croatian
  • dirigent, sprevodnik, prevodnikSlovene
  • ledare, dirigent, konduktörSwedish
  • kondakta, utingoSwahili
  • kondüktör, orkestra şefi, şef, koro şefi, iletkenTurkish
  • chất dẫnVietnamese

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