• 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
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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  • 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
    “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
    “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.”


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


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

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.

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