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Definition of director:

  1. A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.
  2. A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath.
  3. One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company.
  4. One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.

Synonyms:

chieftain, exec, foreperson, coach, theater director, straw boss, manager, honcho, theatre director, forewoman, escort, hierarch, lead, official, handler, taskmistress, headman, administrant, film director, show, shepherd, guide, usher, over, managing director, conductor, music director, pilot.

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