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con·duc·tor

 (kən-dŭk′tər)
n.
1. One who conducts, especially:
a. One who is in charge of a railroad train, bus, or streetcar.
b. Music One who directs an orchestra or other such group.
2. Physics A substance or medium that conducts heat, light, sound, or especially an electric charge.
3. A lightning rod, as on a house or barn.

con′duc·to′ri·al (kŏn′dŭk-tôr′ē-əl) adj.
con·duc′tor·ship′ n.

conductor

(kənˈdʌktə)
n
1. an official on a bus who collects fares, checks tickets, etc
2. (Classical Music) Also called (esp US): director a person who conducts an orchestra, choir, etc
3. a person who leads or guides
4. (Railways) US and Canadian a railway official in charge of a train
5. (General Physics) a substance, body, or system that conducts electricity, heat, etc
6. (Electrical Engineering) See lightning conductor
conˈductorˌship n
conductress fem n

con•duc•tor

(kənˈdʌk tər)

n.
1. a person who conducts; a leader, guide, director, or manager.
2. an employee on a bus, train, or other public conveyance who is in charge of the conveyance and its passengers, collects fares or tickets, etc.
3. a person who directs an orchestra, band, or chorus, esp. by motions of a baton or the hands.
4. a substance, body, or device that readily conducts heat, electricity, sound, etc.
[1525–50; < Latin]
con•duc•to•ri•al (ˌkɒn dʌkˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-) adj.
con•duc′tor•ship`, n.

con·duc·tor

(kən-dŭk′tər)
A material or an object that conducts heat, electricity, light, or sound: Copper is a good conductor of heat and electricity.

conductor

1. An object conducting heat.
2. A substance conducting an electric current.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conductor - the person who leads a musical groupconductor - the person who leads a musical group
bandleader - the leader of a dance band
bandmaster - the conductor of a band
drum major - the leader of a marching band or drum corps
drum majorette, majorette - a female drum major
musician - artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
2.conductor - a substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
atomic number 29, copper, Cu - a ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element; occurs in various minerals but is the only metal that occurs abundantly in large masses; used as an electrical and thermal conductor
Ag, atomic number 47, silver - a soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal; occurs in argentite and in free form; used in coins and jewelry and tableware and photography
semiconducting material, semiconductor - a substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator; its conductivity increases with temperature and in the presence of impurities
dielectric, insulator, nonconductor - a material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
3.conductor - the person who collects fares on a public conveyance
accumulator, collector, gatherer - a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
conductress - a woman conductor
4.conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
busbar, bus - an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; "the busbar in this computer can transmit data either way between any two components of the system"
transmission line, cable, line - a conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
electric cord, cord - a light insulated conductor for household use
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
electrode - a conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
heat sink - a metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat
lightning conductor, lightning rod - a metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the ground; protects the building from destruction by lightning
semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, semiconductor - a conductor made with semiconducting material
electrical shunt, shunt, bypass - a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
wave guide, waveguide - a hollow metal conductor that provides a path to guide microwaves; used in radar
conducting wire, wire - a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance

conductor

noun
Something or someone that shows the way:
Translations
حارِسُ على القِطارقائِدُ الأوركِستراقَائِد فِرْقَة مُوسِيقِيَّةقاطِعَةُ التَّذاكِرموصِل للحَرارَه
dirigentprůvodčívodičkonduktér
dirigentkonduktørledertogfører
kapellimestarikonduktöörikuoronjohtajaorkesterinjohtajajohdatin
dirigentkonduktorravnatelj
kalauzkarmestervonatkísérõ
leiîarilestarvörîurstjórnandivagnstjóri
指揮者
지휘자
dirigent
dirigentsprevodnikprevodnik
dirigent
dirigentledare
ผู้ควบคุมวงดนตรี
nhạc trưởng

conductor

[kənˈdʌktəʳ] N
1. (Mus) → director(a) m/f; (on bus) → cobrador(a) m/f (US) (Rail) → revisor(a) m/f
2. (Phys) [of heat, electricity] → conductor m (also lightning conductor) → pararrayos m inv

conductor

[kənˈdʌktər] n
[orchestra] → chef mf d'orchestre
(on bus)receveur/euse m/f
(US) (on train)chef mf de train
(ELECTRICITY, ELECTRONICS)conducteur m

conductor

n
(Mus) → Dirigent(in) m(f); (of choir also)Leiter(in) m(f)
(= bus, tram conductor)Schaffner m; (US Rail: = guard) → Zugführer m
(Phys) → Leiter m; (= lightning conductor)Blitzableiter m

conductor

[kənˈdʌktəʳ] n (of orchestra) → direttore m d'orchestra; (on bus) → bigliettaio (Am) (Rail) → controllore m (Phys) (of heat, electricity) → conduttore m

conduct

(kənˈdakt) verb
1. to lead or guide. We were conducted down a narrow path by the guide; He conducted the tour.
2. to carry or allow to flow. Most metals conduct electricity.
3. to direct (an orchestra, choir etc).
4. to behave (oneself). He conducted himself well at the reception.
5. to manage or carry on (a business).
(ˈkondakt) noun
1. behaviour. His conduct at school was disgraceful.
2. the way in which something is managed, done etc. the conduct of the affair.
conducted tour noun
conˈduction (-ʃən) noun
transmission of heat etc by a conductor.
conˈductor noun
1. a thing that conducts heat or electricity. Copper is a good conductor of heat.
2. a director of an orchestra, choir etc.
3. (feminine conˈductress) a person who collects fares on a bus etc. a bus conductor.
4. (American) a guard on a train.

conductor

قَائِد فِرْقَة مُوسِيقِيَّة dirigent dirigent Dirigent μαέστρος director, director de orquestra kapellimestari chef d’orchestre dirigent direttore d’orchestra 指揮者 지휘자 dirigent dirigent dyrygent maestro дирижер dirigent ผู้ควบคุมวงดนตรี orkestra şefi nhạc trưởng 乐队指挥
References in classic literature ?
It might be, as the man had said, that he was a professional tour conductor, like those who have charge of Egyptian donkey-boys and guides.
Beyond Chicago we were under the protection of a friendly passenger conductor, who knew all about the country to which we were going and gave us a great deal of advice in exchange for our confidence.
Making the best of the circumstances, the young man pressed forward, keeping as close as possible to his conductor.
The conductor now applied for their tickets; and Clifford, who had made himself the purse-bearer, put a bank-note into his hand, as he had observed others do.
But as this conductor must descend to considerable depth, that its end may avoid all contact with the hull; and as moreover, if kept constantly towing there, it would be liable to many mishaps, besides interfering not a little with some of the rigging, and more or less impeding the vessel's way in the water; because of all this, the lower parts of a ship's lightning-rods are not always overboard; but are generally made in long slender links, so as to be the more readily hauled up into the chains outside, or thrown down into the sea, as occasion may require.
And the city having passed an ordinance requiring them to give transfers, they had fallen into a rage; and first they had made a rule that transfers could be had only when the fare was paid; and later, growing still uglier, they had made another--that the passenger must ask for the transfer, the conductor was not allowed to offer it.
The roads were heavy, the night misty; my conductor let his horse walk all the way, and the hour and a half extended, I verify believe, to two hours; at last he turned in his seat and said -
When the half-hour had passed, he helped her into her place in the mail, and charged the conductor privately to take care of his passenger.
Rendered in a manner desperate, by her state and by the beckoning of their conductor, he drew over his neck the arm that shook upon his shoulder, lifted her a little, and hurried her into the room.
We were going up to the house, among some dark heavy trees, when he called after my conductor.
Their conductor pursued an opposite road from that which Wamba had recommended, for the purpose of misleading them.
I could not forbear admiring at these odd appearances, both in town and country; and I made bold to desire my conductor, that he would be pleased to explain to me, what could be meant by so many busy heads, hands, and faces, both in the streets and the fields, because I did not discover any good effects they produced; but, on the contrary, I never knew a soil so unhappily cultivated, houses so ill contrived and so ruinous, or a people whose countenances and habit expressed so much misery and want.