director

noun di·rec·tor \ də-ˈrek-tər , dī- \

Definition of director

:one who directs: such as
a :the head of an organized group or administrative unit (such as a bureau or school)
  • director of religious education
  • a communications director
b :one of a group of persons entrusted with the overall direction of a corporate enterprise
  • on the board of directors for a large corporation
c :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 director
d music :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.

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Origin and Etymology of director



DIRECTOR Defined for English Language Learners

director

noun

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

director

noun di·rec·tor \ də-ˈrek-tər , dī- \

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 Dictionary

director

noun di·rec·tor \ də-ˈrek-tər, dī- \

medical Definition of director

: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 :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
Note: 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.

directorship

noun


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