AskDefine | Define director

Dictionary Definition



1 someone who controls resources and expenditures [syn: manager, managing director]
2 member of a board of directors
3 someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show [syn: theater director, theatre director]
4 the person who leads a musical group [syn: conductor, music director]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. One who directs; the person in charge of managing a department (e.g., director of engineering), project, or production (as in a show or film, e.g., film director).
  2. A device that displays graphical information concerning the targets of a weapons system in real time.
  3. The common axis of symmetry of the molecules of a liquid crystal.


supervisor, manager



  1. director.

Extensive Definition

Director may refer to:

The arts




See also

director in Spanish: Director
director in French: Director
director in Hebrew: במאי
director in Luxembourgish: Regie
director in Macedonian: Режисер
director in Dutch: Regisseur
director in Japanese: 監督
director in Simple English: Director

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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