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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conduct  \Con*duct"\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  act  as  a  conductor  (as  of  heat,  electricity,  etc.);  to 
  carry. 
 
  2.  To  conduct  one's  self  to  behave.  [U.  S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conduct  \Con"duct\  (k[o^]n"d[u^]kt),  n.  [LL.  conductus  defense, 
  escort,  fr  L.  conductus  p.  p.  of  conducere  See  {Conduce}, 
  and  cf  {Conduit}.] 
  1.  The  act  or  method  of  conducting;  guidance;  management. 
 
  Christianity  has  humanized  the  conduct  of  war. 
  --Paley. 
 
  The  conduct  of  the  state,  the  administration  of  its 
  affairs.  --Ld. 
  Brougham. 
 
  2.  Skillful  guidance  or  management;  generalship. 
 
  Conduct  of  armies  is  a  prince's  art.  --Waller. 
 
  Attacked  the  Spaniards  .  .  .  with  great  impetuosity, 
  but  with  so  little  conduct,  that  his  forces  were 
  totally  routed.  --Robertson. 
 
  3.  Convoy;  escort;  guard;  guide.  [Archaic] 
 
  I  will  be  your  conduct.  --B.  Jonson 
 
  In  my  conduct  shall  your  ladies  come  --Shak. 
 
  4.  That  which  carries  or  conveys  anything  a  channel;  a 
  conduit;  an  instrument.  [Obs.] 
 
  Although  thou  hast  been  conduct  of  my  shame.  --Shak. 
 
  5.  The  manner  of  guiding  or  carrying  one's  self  personal 
  deportment;  mode  of  action  behavior. 
 
  All  these  difficulties  were  increased  by  the  conduct 
  of  Shrewsbury.  --Macaulay. 
 
  What  in  the  conduct  of  our  life  appears  So  well 
  designed,  so  luckily  begun,  But  when  we  have  our 
  wish,  we  wish  undone?  --Dryden. 
 
  6.  Plot;  action  construction;  manner  of  development. 
 
  The  book  of  Job,  in  conduct  and  diction.  --Macaulay. 
 
  {Conduct  money}  (Naut.),  a  portion  of  a  seaman's  wages 
  retained  till  the  end  of  his  engagement,  and  paid  over 
  only  if  his  conduct  has  been  satisfactory. 
 
  Syn:  Behavior;  carriage;  deportment;  demeanor;  bearing; 
  management;  guidance.  See  {Behavior}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conduct  \Con*duct"\  (k[o^]n*d[u^]kt"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Conducted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Conducting}.]  [See  {Conduct}, 
  n.] 
  1.  To  lead,  or  guide;  to  escort;  to  attend. 
 
  I  can  conduct  you  lady,  to  a  low  But  loyal  cottage, 
  where  you  may  be  safe.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  lead,  as  a  commander;  to  direct;  to  manage;  to  carry 
  on  as  to  conduct  the  affairs  of  a  kingdom. 
 
  Little  skilled  in  the  art  of  conducting  a  siege. 
  --Prescott. 
 
  3.  To  behave;  --  with  the  reflexive;  as  he  conducted  himself 
  well 
 
  4.  (Physics)  To  serve  as  a  medium  for  conveying;  to  transmit, 
  as  heat,  light,  electricity,  etc 
 
  5.  (Mus.)  To  direct,  as  the  leader  in  the  performance  of  a 
  musical  composition. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conduct 
  n  1:  manner  of  acting  or  conducting  oneself  [syn:  {behavior},  {behaviour}] 
  2:  behavioral  attributes  [syn:  {demeanor},  {demeanour},  {behavior}, 
  {behaviour},  {deportment}] 
  v  1:  direct  the  course  of  manage  or  control;  "You  cannot  conduct 
  business  like  this"  [syn:  {carry  out},  {carry  on},  {deal}] 
  2:  lead;  "conduct  an  orchestra"  [syn:  {lead},  {direct}] 
  3:  behave  in  a  certain  manner;  "She  carried  herself  well";  "he 
  bore  himself  with  dignity";  "They  conducted  themselves 
  well  during  these  difficult  times"  [syn:  {behave},  {acquit}, 
  {bear},  {deport},  {comport},  {carry}] 
  4:  take  somebody  somewhere;  "We  lead  him  to  our  chief";  "can 
  you  take  me  to  the  main  entrance?";  "He  conducted  us  to 
  the  palace"  [syn:  {lead},  {take},  {direct},  {guide}] 
  5:  transmit  or  serve  as  the  medium  for  transmission,  as  of 
  sounds  or  images;  "Sound  carries  well  over  water";  "The 
  airwaves  carry  the  sound";  "Many  metals  conduct  heat" 
  [syn:  {transmit},  {convey},  {carry},  {channel}] 




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