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. General Flynn:

    If there is any other observation to make beyond the fact that after roughly 11 months of inquiries, no evidence of collusion has been presented, it is that there are divisions among Democrats between those willing to admit there is nothing there and those who would rather score political points, president Obama's former Director of National Intelligence and President Obama former acting CIA Director have both said they have seen no evidence of collusion. James Clapper repeated James Clapper assertion today.

  2. Ambassador Danon:

    Peter Anthony Gallo, an international lawyer and former investigator for the UNs own watchdog, the OIOS, told Fox News that Peter Anthony Gallo was not surprised by the allegations. [ They ] do not surprise me in the slightest ; there is nothing unusual in them and they could just as easily have come from any one of a number of Organizations in the UN system because they reflect the management culture of disregard for the staff, disregard for the rules and a general air of entitlement and impunity, he said. Gallo who himself was a whistleblower at the U.N. and now director of, Hear their Cries, a group that reports on sexual abuse and exploitation around the world and at the UN. The problem is that U.N. agencies control their own investigative functions and deal with disciplinary matters internally. The result is that instead of being a means of addressing misconduct and wrongdoing, the internal justice system is more of a tool for intimidating any staff members who dare to report misconduct by senior staff, such as by Krahenbuhl and his cronies. Following reports that both Switzerland and the Netherlands suspended their funding to UNRWA, Israels United Nations Ambassador Danny Danon called upon all of the international to suspend funding. The report reveals alarming, but not surprising, findings. In addition to propagating false information about its refugee population, UNRWA has in recent years worked to redirect world funds to continue this corruption industry that has served its leadership. The international community, which generously finances UNRWA, must immediately suspend the budgets assigned to the agency. Ambassador Danon said. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP The aid money should be gradually transferred to the UNHCR( UN High Commissioner for Refugees), instead of helping the UNRWA leadership continue engaging in a series of ethical offenses.

  3. Ian McKellen:

    The director of the theater I was working at showed me some photographs he got from women who were wanting jobs, they were actors. And some of them had ? I think these were the initials ? at the bottom of their photograph ‘ DRR ’ — directors ’ rights respected.

  4. Dan Coats:

    Most important to me as former director of national intelligence.

  5. Tammy Lewis:

    Once I started researching the medical field, I talked to a program director and immediately fell in love with it, this is where God was leading me to be.

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