Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “director”

See all translations

director

noun [C]
 
 
/dɪˈrektər/ WORKPLACE, MANAGEMENT
( also company director) one of the managers who control a company or an organization: He became director of the new Royal Lyceum Theatre Companyserve as/act as a director She is retiring after serving as a director for two three-year terms.be made/be appointed/be elected (as) a director I joined the company in 1999 and was appointed director last year.resign/step down as director She told staff she would step down as director immediately. assistant/associate/deputy director
a person who leads or controls a particular department or activity in an organization: director of marketing/communications/finance campaign/development director editorial director finance/marketing/policy director
→  See also alternate director , board of directors , creative director , executive director , guineapig director , independent director , managing director , non-executive director , outside director , shadow director , worker director
(Definition of director from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of director?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “director” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

white Christmas

a Christmas when it snows

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More