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directory

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adjective di·rec·to·ry \də-ˈrek-t(ə-)rē, dī-\

Definition of directory

  1. :  serving to direct; specifically :  providing advisory but not compulsory guidance

15th Century

First Known Use of directory

15th century


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directory

noun di·rec·to·ry

Definition of directory

plural

directories

  1. 1 a :  a book or collection of directions, rules, or ordinances b :  an alphabetical or classified list (as of names and addresses)

  2. 2 :  a body of directors

  3. 3 :  folder 3b

Origin and Etymology of directory

Middle English directorie guide, from Medieval Latin directorium, from neuter of Late Latin directorius directorial, from Latin dirigere


First Known Use: 1543



DIRECTORY Defined for English Language Learners


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directory

noun di·rec·to·ry

Definition of directory for English Language Learners

  • : a book that contains an alphabetical list of names of people, businesses, etc.


DIRECTORY Defined for Kids

directory

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noun di·rec·to·ry \də-ˈrek-tə-rē, dī-\

Definition of directory for Students

plural

directories

  1. :  a book containing an alphabetical list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers



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