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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Director  \Di*rect"or\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  directeur.] 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  directs;  one  who  regulates, 
  guides,  or  orders  a  manager  or  superintendent. 
 
  In  all  affairs  thou  sole  director.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  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?  --Pope. 
 
  3.  (Mech.)  A  part  of  a  machine  or  instrument  which  directs 
  its  motion  or  action 
 
  4.  (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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  director 
  n  1:  someone  who  controls  resources  and  expenditures  [syn:  {manager}, 
  {managing  director}] 
  2:  someone  who  supervises  the  actors  and  directs  the  action  in 
  the  production  of  a  show  [syn:  {stage  director}] 
  3:  member  of  a  board  of  directors 
  4:  the  person  who  leads  a  musical  group  [syn:  {conductor},  {music 
  director}] 




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