director

Definitions

  • Kofir, the Director of Granaries
    Kofir, the Director of Granaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n director the person who leads a musical group
    • n director someone who controls resources and expenditures
    • n director someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
    • n director member of a board of directors
    • n director the person who directs the making of a film
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Try it a little softer.' Taff Williams, Musical Director Try it a little softer.' Taff Williams, Musical Director
GENERAL ALFRED T. GOSHORN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION GENERAL ALFRED T. GOSHORN, DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE CENTENNIAL COMMISSION
A director gives his report while frustrated shareholders listen A director gives his report while frustrated shareholders listen

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1988 move "Big" which was directed by Penny Marshall was the first movie by a female director to gross over $100 million domestically
    • Director (Mech) A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.
    • Director (Surg) 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.
    • Director 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. "What made directors cheat in South-Sea year?"
    • Director One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent. "In all affairs thou sole director ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: False eyelashes were invented by film director D.W. Griffith while he was making the 1916 epic, "Intolerance." He wanted actress Seena Owen to have lashes that brushed her cheeks.
    • n director One who directs; one who guides, superintends, governs, or manages.
    • n director Specifically— One of a number of persons, appointed or elected under provision of law, having authority to manage and direct the affairs of a corporation or company. All the directors collectively constitute a board of directors. They are agents of the corporation, and not of the stockholders. Generally they are elected for one year.
    • n director In music, the leader or conductor of a company of vocal or instrumental performers: as, a choir director; an orchestral director.
    • n director Anything that directs or controls.
    • n director Specifically — In surgery, a grooved probe, intended to direct the edge of the knife or scissors in opening sinuses or fistulæ or making incisions generally, In electricity, a metallic instrument on a glass handle connected by a chain with the pole of a battery, and applied to the part of the body to which a shock is to be sent.
    • n director In geometry, a fixed guiding line.
    • n director The small printed or written letter inserted as a guide in the space to be afterward filled by the designer or illuminator of the large initial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: First Instant Replay was used during Army Navy Football Game at Municipal Stadium Philadelphia on December 7, 1963, invented by Tony Verna (CBS Director.)
    • Director one who directs: a manager or governor: a counsellor: a father confessor or spiritual guide: part of a machine or instrument which guides its motion:—fem. Direct′ress, Direct′rix
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Quotations

  • Fanny Brice
    Fanny Brice
    “Your audience gives you everything you need. They tell you. There is no director who can direct you like an audience.”
  • Kenneth Cork
    Kenneth Cork
    “Managing directors are not paid to be busy, they are paid to think.”
  • Samuel Goldwyn
    Samuel%20Goldwyn
    “That's the trouble with directors. Always biting the hand that lays the golden egg.”
  • Cole Porter
    Cole Porter
    “My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.”
  • James Allen
    James%20Allen
    “A man sooner or later discovers that he is the master-gardener of his soul, the director of his life.”
  • John Carpenter
    John Carpenter
    “In England, I'm a horror movie director. In Germany, I'm a filmmaker. In the US, I'm a bum.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. directeur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dirigĕre, directumdi, apart, and regĕre, to rule, to make straight.

Usage

In literature:

Monsieur might, if he pleased, make further inquiries of the directors; the answer there would be the same.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
It really needs a camera man and a director to make this arrival a success.
"Ruth Fielding At College" by Alice B. Emerson
He was a Dane, a travelling theatre director.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Millard had made his way in the estimation of the directors in part by his ever-widening acquaintance with people of importance.
"The Faith Doctor" by Edward Eggleston
I don't think the Directors will object.
"Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe" by Eugène Brieux
He then became producing stage director for Klaw and Erlanger.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
All the directors were men of high mercantile standing.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
He went before the directors to discuss with them the kind of material to be specified.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
Divide the aponeuroses between the recti upon a director.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The picture was to be full length and to hang in the directors' room of a great corporation.
"Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman" by F. Hopkinson Smith
These owners and directors of the nation's wealth have been the real builders of the American Empire.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
He solicited his old masters the Directors for employment.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
The director just stood for a moment, like a creature that had been pole-axed.
"The Great Gray Plague" by Raymond F. Jones
Director General of Ordnance.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
The Military Aeronautics Directorate.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
I must see my directors and take instructions from them.
"Aladdin of London" by Sir Max Pemberton
Men always were, except directors who are paid for their incivility.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
Make new and modern Ray Directors!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
The Directors of the Board were even now climbing into trains and strato planes to scatter back to the far points of the earth.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
He was a director of the Bank of England, and governor of the Irish Society.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
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In poetry:

Despite raw lights and gloating mobs
She is not seared: a picture still:
Rare silk the fine director's hand
May weave for magic if he will.
"Mae Marsh, Motion Picture Actress" by Vachel Lindsay
Be friends, and both to man be true;
O'er all their better views preside;
For Memory greatest good will do
As Hope's director, strength, and guide.
"Hope And Memory" by Joanna Baillie
If for thy guardian thou dost Christ refuse,
And dost not Christ for thy director chuse,
No one, with any certainty, can tell
How thou may'st save thy precious soul from hell.
"Advice, To Search For The Lord Jesus Christ" by Rees Prichard
Have you forgotten—you, the chief,
The art-director, president,
What not, of the establishment—
Forgot how for a moment brief
The whole show, all our strife and stir,
Went out—for her?
"The Model" by Harriet Monroe
I flirt with Silver, true —
But what can ladies do,
When disown'd by their natural protectors?
And as to falsehood, stuff!
I shall soon be false enough, When I get among those wicked Bank Directors."
"Dialogue Between a Sovereign and a One-Pound Note" by Thomas Moore
Eve. To time my great director is not subject,
For time in him sees no vicissitude:
In awful and sublime eternity
One being stands for ever;
For ever stands one instant,
And hence this power assumes the name of God.
"Adam: A Sacred Drama. Act 2. " by William Cowper

In news:

Ruben Rodriguez, Executive Director, Pueblo y Salud, Inc. Margot Bennett, Executive Director, Women Against Gun Violence.
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY) LORT D. 566/week minimum Artistic Director: Les Waters Director: Tim Dugdale Writer: Jeff Augustin Casting: Harriet Bass 1st Reh.
Winner of Best Director and Best Actor at Locarno, Côté's inclusion in New Directors/New Films will mark a return to MoMA, where his feature film debut, DRIFTING STATES (Les états Nordiques) screened in the Canadian Front cycle.
George Spanos, Chautauqua County Director of Public Facilities director, has released his snow removal and ice control plan for the county.
The BBC has promoted marketing director Tim Davie to take over as director of BBC audio and music from corporation veteran Jenny Abramsky.
Katrina Cline, finance director for the city of Newnan, and IT Director Clifton Foster have joined forces and enlisted the aid of summer interns to digitally automate deed and burial records for the city's Oak Hill and Eastview cemeteries.
Other CIA directors have resigned under unflattering circumstances CIA Director Jim Woolsey left over the discovery of a KGB mole and director John Deutch left after the revelation that he had kept classified information on his home computer.
The Board of Directors may name an interim director later this week, she said, and that person will lead the organization until a permanent replacement can be found.
Alan Wade, a member of the theater's board of directors , is serving as interim artistic director while Olney undergoes a search for a permanent replacement.
When Is a Director Not a Director .
CAMP DIRECTOR North Shore Hebrew Academy seeks an experienced CAMP DIRECTOR to run all aspects of its N'Shama Day Camp operation.
So after Riverside Metropolitan Museum director Ennette Morton left for a job at Pepperdine University last month, the city planned to recruit a new director .
He'­d served as director of education, assistant director, associate director and vice president of the New York State Historical Association and Farmers­' Museum.
Judges included Adam Sutner, sales and marketing director for Vail Resorts, Tony Mauro, general manager of KZYR, and Vail Daily Marketing Director Mark Bricklin.
The Board of Directors of First Suncoast Trust Bancshares, Inc and subsidiary bank, First National Bank & Trust, named Atmore City councilman John Garrard, Jr a Director Emeritus Thursday.
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In science:

Hunter, John K.; Saxton, Ralph, Dynamics of director fields.
The Calogero equation and Liouville type equations
We wish to thank the Director and staff of Steward Observatory for allowing us to use their facilities.
On the Purity of the ZZ Ceti Instability Strip: Discovery of More Pulsating DA White Dwarfs on the Basis of Optical Spectroscopy
The correlation length ξk (ξ⊥ ) and wave vector components qk (q⊥ ) are parallel (perpendicular) to the nematic director.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels
The formation of SmA order in 10CB gives rise to nematic order and hence the director is constrained to lie along the layer normal.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels
Director fluctuations no longer influence the range of smectic correlations.
First order isotropic - smectic-A transition in liquid crystal-aerosil gels
In nematics antiparallel orientations of the director correspond to the same physical state and hence to the same disorder energy, i.e. the disorder is random anisotropy.
Liquid crystals in random porous media: Disorder is stronger in low--density aerosils
Ki are the Frank moduli, the unit vector n is the director, and the random tensor hαβ (r) describes the interaction with the porous medium.
Liquid crystals in random porous media: Disorder is stronger in low--density aerosils
X, Y, and Z, were identified with the corresponding directors.
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
In 1969 Meyer predicted the existence of what is now known as the flexoelectric effect in nematic liquid crystals, in which long-wavelength distortions of the local molecular alignment (director field, n) give rise to a bulk polarization, P27 .
Dipolar interactions, molecular flexibility, and flexoelectricity in bent-core liquid crystals
We also acknowledge the support of the CSO director and staff, the support of Kathy Deniston, and helpful conversations with Steven Eales.
The Bolocam 1.1 mm Lockman Hole Galaxy Survey: SHARC II 350 micron Photometry and Implications for Spectral Models, Dust Temperatures, and Redshift Estimation
Karen Roberto is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Director of the Center for Gerontology. Dr.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Roberto is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Director of the Center for Gerontology. Dr.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Acknowledgment: It is a pleasure to thank the Director, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics and the Head of the Theory Group of Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata for providing working facilities.
Information Loss Paradox Tested on Chiral Fermion Coupled to a Background Dilatonic Field
This work was supported by the director for Energy Research, Office of Basic Energy Sciences.
Anisotropic thermal expansion and uniaxial pressure dependence of superconducting and magnetic transitions in ErNi2B2C
This mean direction of molecular alignment is described by a director field n(r), which is an unoriented unit-vector field so that the sign of n has no physical significance .
Topology and Bistability in liquid crystal devices
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