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di·rec·tor

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

di·rec′tor·ship′ n.

director

(dɪˈrɛktə; daɪ-)
n
1. a person or thing that directs, controls, or regulates
2. (Commerce) a member of the governing board of a business concern who may or may not have an executive function
3. (Professions) a person who directs the affairs of an institution, trust, educational programme, etc
4. (Film) the person responsible for the artistic and technical aspects of making a film or television programme. Compare producer4
5. (Broadcasting) the person responsible for the artistic and technical aspects of making a film or television programme. Compare producer4
6. (Classical Music) music another word (esp US) for conductor2
ˌdirecˈtorial adj
ˌdirecˈtorially adv
diˈrectorˌship n
diˈrectress fem n

di•rec•tor

(dɪˈrɛk tər, daɪ-)

n.
1. a person or thing that directs.
2. one of a group of persons chosen to control or govern the affairs of a company or corporation.
3. the person who interprets the script and supervises the development of a theater, film, television, or radio production.
5. the manager or head of certain organized groups.
[1470–80; < Late Latin]
di•rec′tor•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.director - someone who controls resources and expendituresdirector - someone who controls resources and expenditures
administrator, decision maker - someone who administers a business
bank manager - manager of a branch office of a bank
district manager - a manager who supervises the sales activity for a district
manageress - a woman manager
2.director - member of a board of directors
board - a committee having supervisory powers; "the board has seven members"
committee member - a member of a committee
3.director - someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a showdirector - someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
stage director - someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a stage show
supervisor - one who supervises or has charge and direction of
4.director - the person who directs the making of a filmdirector - the person who directs the making of a film
film maker, film producer, filmmaker, movie maker - a producer of motion pictures
5.director - the person who leads a musical groupdirector - 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

director

noun controller, head, leader, manager, chief, executive, chairman, boss (informal), producer, governor, principal, administrator, supervisor, organizer, baas (S. African) He is the director of the unit.

Film directors

Robert Aldrich (U.S.), Woody Allen (U.S.), Pedro Almódovar (Spanish), Robert Altman (U.S.), Lindsay Anderson (British), Michelangelo Antonioni (Italian), Gillian Armstrong (Australian), Anthony Asquith (English), Richard Attenborough (British), John Badham (U.S.), Warren Beatty (U.S.), Ingmar Bergman (Swedish), Bernardo Bertolucci (Italian), Luc Besson (French), Peter Bogdanovich (U.S.), John Boorman (English), Robert Bresson (French), Peter Brook (British), Mel Brooks (U.S.), Luis Buñuel (Spanish), Tim Burton (U.S.), James Cameron (U.S.), Jane Campion (New Zealander), Frank Capra (U.S), John Carpenter (U.S.), Marcel Carné (French), Claude Chabrol (French), René Clair (French), Jean Cocteau (French), Ethan Coen (U.S.), Joel Coen (U.S.), Francis Ford Coppola (U.S.), Roger Corman (U.S.), David Cronenberg (Canadian), Michael Curtiz (American-Hungarian), Joe Dante (U.S.), Cecil B de Mille (U.S.), Johnathan Demme (U.S.), Brian de Palma (U.S.), Vittoria De Sicca (Italian), Richard Donner (U.S.), Aleksandr Petrovitch Dovzhenko (Russian), Clint Eastwood (U.S.), Blake Edwards (U.S.), Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein (Russian), Rainer Werner Fassbinder (German), Federico Fellini (Italian), Victor Fleming (U.S.), Bryan Forbes (English), John Ford (U.S.), Milös Forman (Czech), Bill Forsyth (Scottish), Stephen Frears (English), William Friedkin (U.S.), Abel Gance (French), Terry Gilliam (U.S.), Jean-Luc Godard (French), Peter Greenaway (English), John Grierson (Scottish), D(avid) W(ark) Griffith (U.S.), Sacha Guitry (French), Peter Hall (English), Howard Hawks (U.S.), Werner Herzog (German), George Roy Hill (U.S.), Alfred Hitchcock (English), John Huston (U.S), James Ivory (U.S.), Peter Jackson (New Zealander), Derek Jarman (English), Neil Jordan (Irish), Chen Kaige (China), Lawrence Kasdan (U.S.), Philip Kaufman (U.S.), Elia Kazan (U.S.), Krzysztof Kieslowski (Polish), Stanley Kubrick (U.S.), Akira Kurosawa (Japanese), John Landis (U.S.), Fritz Lang (Austrian), David Lean (English), Spike Lee (U.S.), Mike Leigh (English), Richard Lester (U.S.), Barry Levinson (U.S.), Ken Loach (English), George Lucas (U.S), Sidney Lumet (U.S.), David Lynch (U.S.), Jim McBride (U.S.), Alexander Mackendrick (Scottish), Louis Malle (French), Joseph Mankiewicz (U.S.), Georges Méliès (French), Sam Mendes (English), Ismail Merchant (Indian), George Miller (Australian), Jonathon Wolfe Miller (English), Vincente Minnelli (U.S.), Kenji Mizoguchi (Japanese), Mike Nichols (American-German), Laurence Olivier (English), Max Ophüls (German), G(eorge) W(ilhelm) Pabst (German), Marcel Pagnol (French), Alan Parker (English), Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian), Sam Peckinpah (U.S.), Arthur Penn (U.S), Roman Polanski (Polish), Sydney Pollack (U.S), Michael Powell (English), Otto Preminger (Austrian-U.S.), Emeric Pressburger (Hungarian), Vsevolod Pudovkin (Russian), David Puttnam (English), Satyajit Ray (Indian), Robert Redford (U.S.), Carol Reed (English), Carl Reiner (U.S.), Rob Reiner (U.S.), Edgar Reitz (German), Jean Renoir (French), Alain Resnais (French), Leni Riefenstahl (German), Guy Ritchie (English), Hal Roach (U.S.), Tim Robbins (U.S.), Nicholas Roeg (English), Eric Rohmer (France), George Romero (U.S.), Roberto Rossellini (Italian), Ken Russell (English), John Schlesinger (English), Martin Scorsese (U.S.), Ridley Scott (British), Don Siegal (U.S.), Steven Soderbergh (U.S.), Steven Spielberg (U.S.), Robert Stevenson (English), Oliver Stone (U.S.), Preston Sturges (U.S.), Quentin Tarantino (U.S.), Andrei Tarkovsky (Russian), Jacques Tati (French), Bertrand Tavernier (French), François Truffaut (French), Roger Vadim (French), Luchino Visconti (Italian), Joseph von Sternberg (Austrian-U.S.), Erich von Stroheim (Austrian-U.S.), Andrei Wajda (Polish), Peter Weir (Australian), Orson Welles (U.S.), Wim Wenders (German), Billy Wilder (Austrian-U.S.), Michael Winner (English), Robert Wise (U.S.), Zhang Yimou (Chinese), Franco Zeffirelli (Italian), Robert Zemeckis (U.S.), Fred Zinnemann (Austrian-British)

director

noun
1. One who is highest in rank or authority:
Slang: honcho.
2. Someone who directs and supervises workers:
Informal: straw boss.
Slang: chief.
3. A person having administrative or managerial authority in an organization:
Informal: exec.
4. Something or someone that shows the way:
Translations
مُدِيرمُدير، مُخْرِج
režiséršéfředitel
instruktørlederchef
johtaja
redatelj
stjórnandi; forstjóri; leikstjóri
管理者
감독
direktorrežiservodja
chef
ผู้อำนวยการ
đạo diễn

director

[dɪˈrektəʳ] N [of company] → directivo/a m/f; (on board of directors) → miembro mf del consejo de administración, consejero/a m/f; [of institution, department] (also Theat, Cine, Rad, TV) → director(a) m/f
director's cut (Cine) → versión f íntegra
director generaldirector(a) m/f general
Director of Public Prosecutions (Brit) → Fiscal mf General del Estado
see also board D
see also executive C
see also funeral B
see also managing, music B

director

[dɪˈrɛktər daɪˈrɛktər] n
[organization, educational programme, institution] → directeur/trice m/f
(= board member) → administrateur/trice m/f
(THEATRE) [play] → metteur m en scène
(CINEMA, TV) [film, programme] → réalisateur/trice m/fdirector general director-general ndirecteur/trice m/f général(e)Director of Public Prosecutions n (British)procureur mf général, procureure f généraledirector of studies ndirecteur/trice m/f d'étudesdirector's chair nfauteuil m de metteur en scène

director

n
(of company, institution)Direktor(in) m(f), → Leiter(in) m(f); (Univ) → Rektor(in) m(f); director of studiesStudienberater(in) m(f); director of musicMusikdirektor(in) m(f); director of Public ProsecutionsOberstaatsanwalt m/-anwältin f
(Rad, TV) → Direktor(in) m(f); (Film, Theat) → Regisseur(in) m(f)
(Mil) → Richtgerät nt

director

[dɪˈrɛktəʳ] n (Comm) → dirigente m/f, direttore/trice (d'azienda); (of play, film, TV programme) → regista m/f

direct

(diˈrekt) adjective
1. straight; following the quickest and shortest way. Is this the most direct route?
2. (of manner etc) straightforward and honest. a direct answer.
3. occurring as an immediate result. His dismissal was a direct result of his rudeness to the manager.
4. exact; complete. Her opinions are the direct opposite of his.
5. in an unbroken line of descent from father to son etc. He is a direct descendant of Napoleon.
verb
1. to point, aim or turn in a particular direction. He directed my attention towards the notice.
2. to show the way to. She directed him to the station.
3. to order or instruct. We will do as you direct.
4. to control or organize. A policeman was directing the traffic; to direct a film.
diˈrection (-ʃən) noun
1. (the) place or point to which one moves, looks etc. What direction did he go in?; They were heading in my direction (= towards me); I'll find my way all right – I've a good sense of direction.
2. guidance. They are under your direction.
3. (in plural) instructions (eg on how to get somewhere, use something etc). We asked the policeman for directions; I have lost the directions for this washing-machine.
4. the act of aiming or turning (something or someone) towards a certain point.
diˈrectional adjective
diˈrective (-tiv) noun
a general instruction from a higher authority about what is to be done etc.
diˈrectly adverb
1. in a direct manner. I went directly to the office.
2. almost at once. He will be here directly.
diˈrectness noun
diˈrector noun
a person or thing that directs, eg one of a group of persons who manage the affairs of a business or a person who is in charge of the making of a film, play etc. He is on the board of directors of our firm; The producer and the director quarrelled about the film.
diˈrectoryplural diˈrectories noun
a type of book giving names and addresses etc. a telephone directory.

director

مُدِير režisér instruktør Direktor σκηνοθέτης director johtaja directeur redatelj regista 管理者 감독 regisseur direktør dyrektor director, diretor режиссер chef ผู้อำนวยการ direktör đạo diễn 导演
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And you girls probably worshipped him, as a convent full of religieuses would worship their director.
He advised my attending certain places in London, for the acquisition of such mere rudiments as I wanted, and my investing him with the functions of explainer and director of all my studies.
It must not be that way," said Don Quixote at this point; "I will be the director of this fencing match, and judge of this often disputed question;" and dismounting from Rocinante and grasping his lance, he planted himself in the middle of the road, just as the licentiate, with an easy, graceful bearing and step, advanced towards Corchuelo, who came on against him, darting fire from his eyes, as the saying is.
Safety from external danger is the most powerful director of national conduct.
This obligation cost her so much that she consulted her director, the Abbe Couturier, upon the subject of this honest but puerile civility.
Fix was sorely disappointed, and tried to obtain an order of arrest from the director of the Bombay police.
Even if I were to ask the director himself to be my second tomorrow, he would be bound to consent, if only from a feeling of chivalry, and to keep the secret
I will write a letter today to the Director of the Royal Academy, and tomorrow he will admit you without any expense to yourself.
Madame Danglars asked me for letters of recommendation for the impresari; I gave her a few lines for the director of the Valle Theatre, who is under some obligation to me.
Caverly was what the world of New York, in 1832, called poor; that is to say, he had no known bank-stock, did not own a lot on the island, was director of neither bank nor insurance company, and lived in a modest two-story house, in White street.
I am acquainted with the director of a large establishment who is in want of a professor of English and Latin.
let me see—perhaps he had my name put in the bill for the new turnpike, as a director.

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