What does director mean?

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

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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

Wiktionary

  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).

    Etymology: influenced by directorius

  2. director(Noun)

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

    Etymology: influenced by directorius

  3. director(Noun)

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

    Etymology: influenced by directorius

Webster Dictionary

  1. Director(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. directeur.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. directeur.]

  3. Director(noun)

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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. directeur.]

  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

    Etymology: [Cf. F. directeur.]

Freebase

  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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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

How to pronounce director?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say director in sign language?

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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. Marie Budev:

    Joyce Smith said. She had a second chance at life. She knew she had the second chance and she was lucky to have that. For much of her earlier life in Massachusetts, Mellady was hobbled by a mysterious lung condition. Then, in her late 30s, she tested positive foralpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, a genetic disorder. The inherited condition predisposes people to lung conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and the emphysema Mellady developed before her transplant. The condition is caused by a lack of a protein in the blood called alpha-1 antitrypsin, which protects the lungs from inflammation. When Melladys lungs were replaced in 2007, doctors at theCleveland Clinicsaid they were among the worst they had ever seen, functioning at 15 percent of capacity. Over the next 13 years, Mellady served as an inspiration for other patients about to undergo similar transplants, a source of support for their relatives and a wealth of information for doctors studying her condition. She ended up living more than twice as long on her new lungs as the average 6.3 years for lung transplant patients. Dr. Marie Budev, the medical director of Cleveland Clinics lung and heart-lung transplant program, oversaw Melladys care and said Marie Budev was the first person from the program who died of COVID-19 and second to test positive. In this December 2016 photo provided by Joyce Smith, Joanne Mellady and Joyce Smith dog Oscar sled down the driveway of Joyce Smith home in Washington, N.H. Mellady, who received a double lung transplant in 2007, died of the coronavirus on March 30, 2020. Joyce Smith was 67. That scared Budev because transplant recipients are seen as particularly vulnerable to the virus because of the drugs they take that suppress their immune systems, making them more susceptible to infections. Five other people who have had lungs transplanted by the clinic have been infected by the virus and one more has has died. Marie Budev said Melladys death was devastating because she had become a testament to the possibilities of how to live life to the fullest after receiving an organ transplant. Marie Budev knew this was a lease on life that Marie Budev had gotten, Marie Budev said. Mellady participated in several research projects in Boston related to Marie Budev condition and was active in groups looking for a cure for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and who supportedorgan donation. Marie Budev was just blooming with excitement to help others and help the field of medicine especially transplantation.

  2. Gary Gibbons:

    Dr. Gary Gibbons, director of the NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute said. Blood pressure is measured by two numbers : the systolic pressure and the diastolic pressure. The systolic pressure is the top number while the diastolic pressure is the bottom number. The current blood pressure guidelines suggest that the systolic pressure( the top number) should be around 150 to 160. This study recommends that doctors try to keep the systolic pressure should be under at least 120. This is especially true for people over age 50. High blood pressure key statistics : • About 70 million American adults have high blood pressure, meaning 1 in every 3 adults • Only about half of people with high blood pressure have their condition under control. • Nearly 1 out of every 3 American adults has pre-hypertension( when the blood pressure numbers are higher than normal, but not yet in the range of high blood pressure) • Women are about as likely as men to develop high blood pressure during their lifetimes. • However, for people who are younger than 45, high blood pressure affects more men than women. For people 65 or older, high blood pressure affects more women than men. The study involved more than 9,300 people who were aged 50 and older. The study participants were all at an increased risk for heart disease or kidney disease. Half of the participants received an average of two medications which were supposed to lower their systolic pressure below 140. The other half of the participants received an average of three medications to lower their systolic pressure below 120. The results showed that the participants who were able to get their systolic pressure below 120 had significant health benefits. Those who got their systolic pressure under 120 had a 25 percent lower risk of death. They also had a 30 percent lower risk of cardiovascular problems such as heart attack and stroke. This study provides potentially lifesaving information that will be useful to health care providers as they consider the best treatment options for some of their patients, particularly those over the age of 50.

  3. Chris Pratt:

    The genre is out there, you can put anything in it, whatever you put in it is what they are going to love, and I think they love these people, these characters and I think James( Gunn, director) does a great job of putting together a cast that is exactly right for what it is supposed to be. And it was fun to join that.

  4. Bernard Sanders:

    There is $ 2 billion in Vermont banks at the present moment, and the only people who determine how that money is invested are the director of banks, the state and the depositors have a right to direct where that money should be invested.

  5. Kirstjen Nielsen:

    I am pleased that President Trump intends to nominate Ronald Vitiello to serve as the Director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, since assuming the role of Deputy Director in late June, Deputy Director in late June has made clear Deputy Director in late June commitment to support the men and women of ICE, and ensure they are well-positioned to meet the demands of their incredibly challenging jobs. Deputy Director Vitiello's leadership experience, combined with the unique perspective that comes from more than 30 years in law enforcement, makes Deputy Director Vitiello especially qualified to hold this important position.

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