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director

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noun di·rec·tor \də-ˈrek-tər, dī-\

Simple Definition of director

  • : a person who manages an organized group of people or a part of an organization (such as a school or business)

  • : one of a group of managers who control a company or corporation

  • : a person who directs a play, movie, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of director

  1. :  one who directs: as a :  the head of an organized group or administrative unit (as a bureau or school) b :  one of a group of persons entrusted with the overall direction of a corporate enterprise c :  a person who supervises the production of a show (as for stage or screen) usually with responsibility for action, lighting, music, and rehearsals d :  conductor c

directorship

play \-ˌship\ noun

Examples of director in a sentence

  1. The company will hire a new director of marketing.

  2. She's the director of graduate studies at the university.

  3. She's considered one of the best young directors in Hollywood.



15th Century

First Known Use of director

15th century



DIRECTOR Defined for Kids

director

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noun di·rec·tor \də-ˈrek-tər, dī-\

Definition of director for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who manages something <a day care director>

  2. 2 :  a person in charge of making a movie or play




Medical Dictionary

director

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noun di·rec·tor \də-ˈrek-tər, dī-\

Medical Definition of director

  1. :  an instrument grooved to guide and limit the motion of a surgical knife




Law Dictionary

director

noun di·rec·tor

Legal Definition of director

  1. 1 :  the head of an organized group or administrative unit or agency

  2. 2 :  any of a group of persons usually elected by shareholders and entrusted with the overall control of a corporation

directorship

noun


Additional Notes on director

Directors owe a fiduciary duty to the shareholders in the exercise of their powers. Directors have the power to appoint and dismiss officers, declare and pay dividends on stock, initiate major corporate actions such as mergers or dissolution, and determine other matters affecting the corporation.



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