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Definition of "director" []

  • One that supervises, controls, or manages. (noun)
  • A member of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of an institution or corporation. (noun)
  • A person who supervises the creative aspects of a dramatic production or film and instructs the actors and crew. (noun)
  • The conductor of an orchestra or chorus. (noun)
  • An electronic device that continually calculates and displays information used for firing weapons at moving targets, such as missiles or aircraft. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "director" in a sentence
  • "While the new co-owners assured Zola they have confidence in his abilities - and said they want to achieve Champions League football "within seven years" - they refused to confirm the futures of Gianluca Nani, the technical director, plus the chief executive Scott Duxbury, and the finance ­director, Nick Igoe."
  • "I started work with a visit to Norway, with director Daniel Evans (also the Sheffield Crucible's new artistic ­director), and designer, Ben Stone."
  • "The council unanimously agreed to send Gage a letter warning him for his decision last month to create and give the title director of public safety to Police Chief Randall Aragon without the council's approval."