Di*rect"or (?), n. [Cf. F. directeur.]
One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.
In all affairs thou sole director.
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.
What made directors cheat in South-Sea year?
A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.
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.
© Webster 1913.