directory

Definitions

  • Man carrying giant directory
    Man carrying giant directory
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n directory an alphabetical list of names and addresses
    • n directory (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory (usually on a hard disk)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Coffee Recipe from: 'Kitchen Directory and American Housewife' (1844)
    • Directory A body of directors; board of management; especially, a committee which held executive power in France under the first republic.
    • Directory A book containing the names and residences of the inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an address book; as, a business directory .
    • Directory A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book.
    • a Directory Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.
    • Directory Direction; guide.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • directory Guiding or directing; directive.
    • n directory A guide; a rule to direct; particularly (ecclesiastical), a book of directions for saying the various church offices and for finding the changes in them required by the calendar; especially, in medieval English usage, a book of directions for saying the hours. Also called ordinal, pica, or pie. The directory of the Greek Church is called the typicum.
    • n directory Specifically A book containing an alphabetical list of the inhabitants of a city, town, district, or the like, with their occupation, place of business, and abode.
    • n directory A board of directors; a directorate. Specifically
    • n directory [capitalized] The body constituting the executive in France during a part of the revolutionary epoch, consisting of five members called directors, one of whom retired each year. Succeeding the government of the Convention, it existed from October, 1795, to November 9th, 1799, when it was overthrown by Napoleon Bonaparte (coup d'état of the 18th Brumaire), and succeeded by the Consulate. Under the Directory the legislative power was vested in a Council of Ancients, or Senate, of 250 members, composed of men above forty years of age, and a Council of Five Hundred, or Lower House, with which rested the initiative in legislation.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Directory containing directions: guiding
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Quotations

  • Donald Sinden
    Donald Sinden
    “An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.”

Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

There is no such thing as a real practical directory in Russian cities.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
Calhoun deliberately immersed himself in the Galactic Directory, looking up the planet Orede.
"This World Is Taboo" by Murray Leinster
Directory, the, by whom settled, vii.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.)" by Edmund Burke
They cannot say worse than 'no,' and I shall no doubt see a Directory there.
"A Crooked Path" by Mrs. Alexander
Then why the directory?
"Sunny Slopes" by Ethel Hueston
But the Directory had decided on their system, and it was not by reasoning, however conclusive, that this decision was to be changed.
"The Life of George Washington, Vol. 5 (of 5)" by John Marshall
We looked up nearly every name in the directory.
"The Mayor of Warwick" by Herbert M. Hopkins
I looked him up in the Directory and the address is as you state.
"Foe-Farrell" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
There are more Cohens than Smiths in the New York directory.
"Aliens or Americans?" by Howard B. Grose
HISTORICAL DIRECTORY OF THE PICTURES OF THIS COLLECTION.
"Raphael" by Estelle M. Hurll
This Directory contains over 400,000 names of persons in all kinds of business.
"Scientific American, Volume XXXVI., No. 8, February 24, 1877" by Various
Oh, there's a regular directory of 'em here.
"Double Trouble" by Herbert Quick
To Charleston the dogmatic directory, to Gibraltar the universal factory.
"Devil-Worship in France" by Arthur Edward Waite
You might look in the directory.
"The Young Bridge-Tender" by Arthur M. Winfield
In 1790, the local 'directory' of the district of Chauny laid violent hands upon the chateau.
"France and the Republic" by William Henry Hurlbert
She was curious enough to look through the telephone directory to discover where he lived.
"The Angel of Terror" by Edgar Wallace
Irritated at this defiance, he caught up a directory, and threw it at my head.
"Jacob Faithful" by Captain Frederick Marryat
At two he seized the telephone directory, and, a minute later, the instrument.
"The Crooked House" by Brandon Fleming
But the new Directory meant to be thorough.
""Run To Seed"" by Thomas Nelson Page
It would be a boundless subject if treated in detail and in the style of a directory of methods.
"To My Younger Brethren" by Handley C. G. Moule
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In news:

A new online directory is being developed with information about hay suppliers, equine veterinarians and other horse-related products and services by county within Ohio.
The acting trio will make their directorial debuts alongside 14 other directors in the film adaptation of the iconic Australian short stories.
As a member of the Mercer Island Guild that puts out the directory and donates our proceeds to Seattle Children's Hospital, I have a warning for the residents in our community.
When was the last time that you cracked open a Yellow or White Pages phone directory.
The Goldsboro News-Argus announced today the expansion of its telephone directory publishing business, Community Yellow Pages of Eastern North Carolina, with the acquisition of Our Town Phone Directory, Inc.'s Wayne County Phone Book .
New telephone books will soon arrive in homes and businesses throughout Duplin County RH Donnelly will distribute for Sprint over 28,900 new directories during August.
People can find "old-style information" like phone numbers online, he said, even as they find e-mail addresses in a low-tech print directory.
Those who tend to wheeze when their fingers do the walking should perk up at this news: Local phone companies have a new service that saves callers the maddening task of dialing after they've called directory assistance.
It's hard to think of another film that has captured the frustrated, greasy, confused, self-hating, 24/7 horniness of male adolescence as effectively as Bryan Poyser's directorial feature debut, Dear Pillow.
Best Rate Of Climb (fpm): 1200. International Aircraft Directory.
3 on the directory, telling HispanicBusiness magazine that it is the need for good customer service that drives its diversity and inclusion initiatives.
LOS ANGELES — Was Woody Allen trying to lower expectations for his directorial debut in opera.
Our annual directory of travel resources, including updated security information, tips on finding air fare discounts, tourism contacts and much more.
Barbra Streisand to Revive 25-Year-Old Script in Directorial Return.
Best Bets Directory Click to View Best Bets Directory.
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In science:

Without the extra parameter Java assumes that all processes are executed from the directory where the Java session was started.
A New face on old code
Adamic et al. suggest that each vertex therefore keep a local directory or index of the information (such as data files) stored at neighboring vertices, so that queries concerning those vertices can be resolved locally.
The structure and function of complex networks
Given a directory with test programs, one must create a special file called "OvalFile", where one specifies all the information needed by Oval about the local tests.
OVAL: the CMS Testing Robot
If your directory is dedicated to the test, you will surely list here all the programs of the directory.
OVAL: the CMS Testing Robot
At this stage, your test directory is quite ready to be used.
OVAL: the CMS Testing Robot
Each time the software to be tested is modified, you can move to the directory and type the top level command "oval prod".
OVAL: the CMS Testing Robot
If there are many tests, they should be organized into a hierarchy of Unix directories.
OVAL: the CMS Testing Robot
All the Oval versions of a site are expected to be installed under a common directory, which we will call "OVAL DIR".
OVAL: the CMS Testing Robot
If their file respects the Oval commands requirements, and is placed in a directory called "Commands" ( for example "OVAL DIR/site/Commands/mycom.pm" ), the new command will be detected by Oval and made available to the users.
OVAL: the CMS Testing Robot
If we can directory solve about these modes, it is very elegant way to determine the parameters and the weak phase.
A Possibility of large electro-weak penguin contribution in B -> K pi modes
The script fix-includes parses all standard header libraries, and if private or protected members exist within that header, places a modified version with the CLASSDESC macros into a separate include directory.
A system for reflection in C++
Organization of linear scales. b) Organization of the grid directory.
Using Grid Files for a Relational Database Management System
As described in section 2, the grid directory behaves like a k-dimensional array (for a kattribute relation) with respect to the ‘retrieve’ operation.
Using Grid Files for a Relational Database Management System
Vi(j+1)] is to be added to the grid directory.
Using Grid Files for a Relational Database Management System
So despite having destroyed the correspondence between the value ordering of attribute domains and the directory elements it is possible to process range queries efficiently.
Using Grid Files for a Relational Database Management System
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