directory Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “directory” in the English Dictionary

"directory" in British English

See all translations

directorynoun [C]

uk   /dɪˈrek.tər.i/ /daɪ-/  us   /-tɚ.i/
C1 a ​book that gives a ​list of ​names, ​addresses, or other ​facts: a ​business directory a directory ofhotels Look up ​theirnumber in the ​telephone directory.
(Definition of directory from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"directory" in American English

See all translations

directorynoun [C]

 us   /dəˈrek·tə·ri, dɑɪ-/
a ​list of ​telephonenumbers, ​names, ​addresses, or other ​information: I ​foundyouraddress in the directory of ​universitygraduates.
(Definition of directory from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"directory" in Business English

See all translations

directorynoun [C]

uk   us   /dɪˈrektəri/ (plural directories)
COMMUNICATIONS, COMMERCE a ​book that gives a ​list of ​names, ​addresses, or other facts: Our ​idea was to create alocal directory with ​information for new ​residents.be included/listed in a directory Many ​localbusinesses are ​listed in the directory. "Which ​MBA?" is a directory of more than 100 ​leadingbusiness schools in 16 countries. a business/​trade directory an internet/​online directory a phone directory
IT an ​area in a computer's ​memory where ​files or ​programs are ​stored: Organize ​files and directories so all ​information is grouped. create/​delete a directorycopy sth into a directory First, ​copy the ​files into a new directory.
(Definition of directory from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “directory”
in Arabic دَليْل…
in Korean 안내 책자…
in Portuguese lista (telefônica)…
in Catalan directori…
in Japanese 人名録…
in Chinese (Simplified) 簿,册,名录,指南…
in Turkish rehber, kılavuz…
in Russian справочник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 簿,冊,名錄,指南…
in Italian elenco…
in Polish spis, katalog…
What is the pronunciation of directory?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“directory” in Business English

Word of the Day

costume

the set of clothes typical of a particular country or period of history, or suitable for a particular activity

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More