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Meaning of “director” in the English Dictionary

"director" in British English

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directornoun [C]

uk   us   /daɪˈrek.tər/ /dɪ-/
  • director noun [C] (MANAGER)

B1 a ​manager of an ​organization, ​company, ​college, etc.: the board of directors She has ​become the director of the new ​informationcentre. US someone in ​charge of a ​school for very ​youngchildren

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  • director noun [C] (FILM MAKER)

B1 a ​person who is in ​charge of a ​film or ​play and ​tells the ​actors how to ​playtheirparts: a ​famous film/​movie director
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directorial
adjective uk   /ˌdɪr.ekˈtɔː.ri.əl/  us   /-ˈtɔːr.i-/
Is she ​ready for directorial ​responsibility?
(Definition of director from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"director" in American English

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directornoun [C]

 us   /dəˈrek·tər, dɑɪ-/
a ​person in ​charge of an ​organization or of a ​particularpart of a company’s ​business: a ​marketing director A director is also a ​person who ​tellsactors in a ​movie or ​play how to ​playtheirparts.
(Definition of director from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"director" in Business English

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directornoun [C]

uk   us   /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
(Definition of director from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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