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DIRECTOR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does director mean? 

DIRECTOR (noun)
  The noun DIRECTOR has 5 senses:

1. someone who controls resources and expenditures
2. member of a board of directors
3. someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
4. the person who directs the making of a film
5. the person who leads a musical group

  Familiarity information: DIRECTOR used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIRECTOR (noun)


Sense 1director [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who controls resources and expenditures

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

director; manager; managing director

Hypernyms ("director" is a kind of...):

administrator; decision maker (someone who administers a business)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "director"):

manageress (a woman manager)

district manager (a manager who supervises the sales activity for a district)

bank manager (manager of a branch office of a bank)


Sense 2director [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Member of a board of directors

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("director" is a kind of...):

committee member (a member of a committee)

Holonyms ("director" is a member of...):

board (a committee having supervisory powers)


Sense 3director [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

theatre director; theater director; director

Hypernyms ("director" is a kind of...):

supervisor (one who supervises or has charge and direction of)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "director"):

stage director (someone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a stage show)

Instance hyponyms:

Granville-Barker; Harley Granville-Barker (English actor and dramatist and critic and director noted for his productions of Shakespearean plays (1877-1946))

Elia Kazan; Elia Kazanjoglous; Kazan (United States stage and screen director (born in Turkey) and believer in method acting (1909-2003))

Konstantin Sergeevich Alekseev; Konstantin Sergeyevich Stanislavsky; Konstantin Stanislavsky; Stanislavsky (Russian actor and theater director who trained his actors to emphasize the psychological motivation of their roles (1863-1938))


Sense 4director [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person who directs the making of a film

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

film director; director

Hypernyms ("director" is a kind of...):

film maker; film producer; filmmaker; movie maker (a producer of motion pictures)

Instance hyponyms:

Bergman; Ingmar Bergman (Swedish film director who used heavy symbolism and explored the psychology of the characters (born 1918))

Bunuel; Luis Bunuel (Spanish film director (1900-1983))

Alfred Hitchcock; Alfred Joseph Hitchcock; Hitchcock; Sir Alfred Hitchcock (English film director noted for his skill in creating suspense (1899-1980))

Israel Strassberg; Lee Strasberg; Strasberg (United States actor and film director (born in Austria) who was a leader in developing method acting in the United States (1901-1982))


Sense 5director [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The person who leads a musical group

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

conductor; music director; director

Hypernyms ("director" is a kind of...):

musician (artist who composes or conducts music as a profession)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "director"):

bandleader (the leader of a dance band)

bandmaster (the conductor of a band)

drum major (the leader of a marching band or drum corps)

drum majorette; majorette (a female drum major)

Instance hyponyms:

Leopold Antoni Stanislaw Stokowski; Leopold Stokowski; Stokowski (United States conductor (born in Britain) (1882-1977))

George Szell; Szell (United States conductor (born in Hungary) (1897-1970))

Arturo Toscanini; Toscanini (Italian conductor of many orchestras worldwide (1867-1957))

Bruno Walter; Walter (German conductor (1876-1962))

Baron Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst von Weber; Carl Maria von Weber; Weber (German conductor and composer of romantic operas (1786-1826))

Sir Henry Joseph Wood; Sir Henry Wood; Wood (English conductor (1869-1944))

Ozawa; Seiji Ozawa (United States conductor (born in Japan in 1935))

Eugene Ormandy; Ormandy (United States conductor (born in Hungary) (1899-1985))

Gustav Mahler; Mahler (Austrian composer and conductor (1860-1911))

Constant Lambert; Lambert; Leonard Constant Lambert (English composer and conductor (1905-1951))

Koussevitzky; Serge Koussevitzky; Sergei Aleksandrovich Koussevitzky (United States conductor (born in Russia) who was noted for performing the works of contemporary composers (1874-1951))

Hindemith; Paul Hindemith (German neoclassical composer and conductor who believed that music should have a social purpose (1895-1963))

Arthur Fiedler; Fiedler (popular United States conductor (1894-1979))

Benjamin Britten; Britten; Edward Benjamin Britten; Lord Britten of Aldeburgh (major English composer of the 20th century; noted for his operas (1913-1976))

Bernstein; Leonard Bernstein (United States conductor and composer (1918-1990))


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