Definition of directory
: serving to direct; specifically : providing advisory but not compulsory guidance
First Known Use of directory
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: 1543See Words from the same year
DIRECTORY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of directory for English Language Learners
: a book that contains an alphabetical list of names of people, businesses, etc.
DIRECTORY Defined for Kids
Definition of directory for Students
: a book containing an alphabetical list of names, addresses, and telephone numbers
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