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Definitions of director

  1. the person who leads a musical group
  2. member of a board of directors
  3. someone who controls resources and expenditures
  4. someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
  5. 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.
  6. A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.
  7. 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.
  8. A member of the governing board of a corporation, typically elected at an annual meeting of the shareholders. Directors are responsible for making important business decisions -- especially those that legally bind the corporation -- leaving day- to- day management to officers and employees of the corporation. For example, a decision to borrow money, lease an office or buy real property would normally be authorized by the board of directors. However, in the small business world, where it is common for owners to be directors, officers and employees simultaneously, distinctions dividing the roles and responsibilities of these groups are often blurred.
  9. One who guides or shows; one appointed to transact the affairs of a company.
  10. One who directs: a manager or governor: a counsellor: part of a machine or instrument which guides its motion.
  11. DIRECTRESS or DIRECTRIX.
  12. One who or that which directs.
  13. One who directs; one who superintends or manages; a counsellor; that which directs, or a rule; one appointed to direct the affairs of a company; that which directs or controls by influence; a guide for an incision- knife.
  14. A manager of a public company or institution.
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Usage examples for director

  1. She returned it to the director. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  2. I may have been a director. – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  3. What the records really prove is that O'Higgins, the Supreme Director, enjoyed the confidence of the ruling class. – The Hispanic Nations of the New World Volume 50 in The Chronicles Of America Series by William R. Shepherd
  4. It meant little to him if the Company collapsed, and an ordinary Director would have been content with sending counsel through the post in the intervals of fishing and shooting. – A Prisoner in Fairyland by Algernon Blackwood
  5. " That is Mr. Habback, the director," Russ heard the ranchman tell daddy. – Six Little Bunkers at Cowboy Jack's by Laura Lee Hope
  6. Mr. Klauser is a native of St. Petersburg, born of German parents; he came to New York in 1850, and was engaged as musical director in Miss Porter's famous school for young ladies in 1855, a post which he filled with credit and ability for many years. – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason
  7. I'm going to be a director in this company. – True and Other Stories by George Parsons Lathrop
  8. It seems he's a director. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  9. Albert was included in those not admitted, and he certainly would have held it against the Duke, had he still been Director; but Jean explained to him that Maurice had taken this means of making the rehearsal go more quickly. – The Idol of Paris by Sarah Bernhardt
  10. The director passed through. – Best Russian Short Stories by Various
  11. On another occasion a sum of money was missing from the table of the director. – Confessions and Criticisms by Julian Hawthorne
  12. Well, if you can convince the Director of that, you will have all the assistance he can give you. – Jennie Baxter, Journalist by Robert Barr
  13. Martin Dodge, Director of the Office of Public Road Inquiries. – The Future of Road-making in America by Archer Butler Hulbert
  14. I could see this director was nervous himself by this time, thinking she was too good to be true. – Ma Pettengill by Harry Leon Wilson
  15. Its first effect was to rouse Hambleton to a sharp attention to details- the director, the people in the orchestra, the people in the boxes; and then he settled down, thinking his thoughts. – The Stolen Singer by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
  16. Director of color and decoration. – The Art of the Exposition by Eugen Neuhaus
  17. " Melville, in addition to being president of one of the largest banks in the world, is a director in no less than seventy- three great industrial enterprises, including railways, telegraph companies, savings- banks and life- insurance companies. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
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