1 an official on a bus who collects fares, checks tickets, etc.
2 (Also called (esp. U.S.))
director a person who conducts an orchestra, choir, etc.
3 a person who leads or guides
4 (U.S. and Canadian) a railway official in charge of a train
5 a substance, body, or system that conducts electricity, heat, etc.
6 See →
conductress fem n
n a person responsible for the sets and costumes in a film
1 a person or thing that directs, controls, or regulates
2 a member of the governing board of a business concern who may or may not have an executive function
3 a person who directs the affairs of an institution, trust, educational programme, etc.
4 the person responsible for the artistic and technical aspects of making a film or television programme
5 (Music) another word (esp. U.S.) for →
directress fem n
n pl , directors-general the head of a large organization such as the CBI or BBC
Director of Education
n (Brit) another term for →
Chief Education Officer
Director of Public Prosecutions
n (in Britain) an official who, as head of the Crown Prosecution Service, is responsible for conducting all criminal prosecutions initiated by the police, (Abbrev.)
n a light wooden folding chair with arm rests and a canvas seat and back
n (Films) a version of a film which realizes the artistic aims of the director more fully than the original version
n a member of the board of directors of a company who is also an employee (usually full-time) of that company and who often has a specified area of responsibility, such as finance or production
n an undertaker
n a director of a commercial company who is not a full-time member of the company but is brought in to advise the other directors
n a director of a company who is not employed by that company but is often employed by a holding or associated company
n a worker elected to the governing board of a business concern to represent the interests of the employees in decision making