• Kofir, the Director of Granaries
    Kofir, the Director of Granaries
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n directorate a group of persons chosen to govern the affairs of a corporation or other large institution
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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: First Instant Replay was used during Army Navy Football Game at Municipal Stadium Philadelphia on December 7, 1963, invented by Tony Verna (CBS Director.)
    • n Directorate The office of director; also, a body of directors taken jointly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In the "Princess Diaries" when the main character is talking to her friend while walking up and down a bench, she falls which portrays her clumsey character. That wasn't on purpose, though. It was raining and the bench was very slippery and she fell for real. If you watch that scene, it will make perfect sense consdering the way they were laughing and how the princess told her friend to keep talking. The director liked it, so he kept it.
    • n directorate l.The office of a director.
    • n directorate A body of directors.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Oscar statuette was designed by MGM's art director, Cedric Gibbons, in 1928. The design has remained unchanged, except for getting a higher pedestal in the 1940's.
    • ns Directorate the office, or a body of, directors
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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. directorat,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dirigĕre, directumdi, apart, and regĕre, to rule, to make straight.


In literature:

Dr. C. G. Woodson, the Director of the Association is now making a study of slavery from the point of view of the slave himself.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 7, 1922" by Various
Their stock was in high request, and the directors, buoyed up with success, began to think of new means for extending their influence.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
Forget about that call to the Director.
"Tinker's Dam" by Joseph Tinker
Ten minutes afterward Bucks, who was with Mr. Brock in the directors' car, had the news in a message.
"The Daughter of a Magnate" by Frank H. Spearman
The regional director was criticizing the laxity in inspection and control of employee activities.
"Final Weapon" by Everett B. Cole
You think the Vose directors are able to hold their stockholders in line, do you?
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
He was opposed in the court of directors by a party headed by Sullivan.
"The Political History of England - Vol. X." by William Hunt
His masterpiece of diplomacy lay in the fact that he had secured Andreas Doederlein as director of the orchestra.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
The Company is directed by a Board of Directors in London, but no director resides in the country itself.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
Former CIA Director Robert Gates was an active member for a period of months until his nomination as Secretary of Defense.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace

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:

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 .
Two other Stein physicians were previously certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine: Senior Medical Director Dr William Inglis and Associate Medical Director Dr James Preston.
Yahoo Inc (YHOO) has shaken up its board of directors, adding Yelp Inc (YELP) Chairman Max Levchin and parting ways with two existing directors as the Internet media firm presses ahead with an ongoing revamp.
Litepanels said that Rhonda Dorsett, creative director and director of photography for the The Phoenix Group chose Litepanels fixtures to light interviews and footage surrounding a concert celebrating the works of Harry Chapin .
Alex Gonzalez has been named the new artistic director at Marie Claire and Nina Garcia, currently Marie Claire 's fashion director, has been promoted to creative director at the magazine.
My Jobs here are the Digital Content Director and the Program Director of WCWA.
Howard Dodson Jr, director of the Howard University library system, was formerly the director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, part of the New York Public Library system.
Rowan Companies, Inc (NYSE: RDC) announced that, effective January 1, 2009, its Board of Directors has named W. Matt Ralls as the company's new President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, succeeding D.F.
0 Colony Theater artistic director Barbara Beckley and executive director Trent Steelman inside the theater during rehearsal of "The Morini Strad" in Burbank.
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Nelda Connors as a Director.
Alexander Grigorashenko, general director of the Port of Illichivsk, and Mikhail Ganevitch, general director of Cargill A.T.
A new box set of four later Godard films shows that the French director still poses a riddle "The legendary 'French New Wave' director" helpfully says the cover of the new Jean-Luc Godard Box Set (three discs.
Explain that a succession plan is designed to find future directors, not weed out current directors.
The BICSI Board of Directors has appointed Betty M Eckebrecht as acting executive director, effective immediately.
The Board of Directors has named Jeanne Geraci as the new executive director of the Benedict Center.

In science:

Acknowledgements This work was supported by the Director, Office of Science, of the U.S.
Monolithic Pixel Sensors in Deep-Submicron SOI Technology with Analog and Digital Pixels
Department of Energy unThis work was supported by the Director, Office of Science, of der Contract No.
Monolithic Pixel Sensors in Deep-Submicron SOI Technology
Figure 1: A toy example of a multi-relational database consisting of three binary relations: movies classified by genr e, GM; directors of movies, MD; and ages of directors, DA.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
Consider the movie database in Figure 2. A possible query is: select drama movies and project movie and age of its director.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
The results of query q1 tell us how many paths there are between directors of Drama and Age, while in query q2 we only know if a path exists or not.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations