Definition of director
: one who directs: such asa : the head of an organized group or administrative unit (such as a bureau or school) director of religious education a communications directorb : one of a group of persons entrusted with the overall direction of a corporate enterprise on the board of directors for a large corporationc : a person who supervises the production of a show (as for stage or screen) usually with responsibility for action, lighting, music, and rehearsals a famous Hollywood directord music : conductor c
directorshipplay \-ˌship\ noun
Examples of director in a sentence
The company will hire a new director of marketing.
She's the director of graduate studies at the university.
She's considered one of the best young directors in Hollywood.
Origin and Etymology of director
First Known Use: 15th century
DIRECTOR Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of director for English Language Learners
: 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.
DIRECTOR Defined for Kids
Definition of director for Students
1 : a person who manages something a day care director
2 : a person in charge of making a movie or play
Medical Definition of director
: an instrument grooved to guide and limit the motion of a surgical knife
Legal Definition of director
1 : the head of an organized group or administrative unit or agency
2 : any of a group of persons usually elected by shareholders and entrusted with the overall control of a corporation
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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