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Directory meaning

directory - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.
  2. 2. A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book.
  3. 3. A book containing the names and residences of the inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an address book; as, a business directory.
  4. 4. A body of directors; board of management; especially, a committee which held executive power in France under the first republic.
  5. 5. Direction; guide.
  6. 6. A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book.
  7. 7. Book of names and addresses.

directory - examples of usage

  1. Things lose their utility in various ways, as when they go bad, like meat and fish; when the fashion changes, as with ladies' attire; or when they merely grow old, as in the case of an almanack, or a directory. - "Political economy", W. Stanley Jevons.
  2. Accounts of vast bodies of ice, such as that which Mr. Rodney fell in with, will be found in the South Atlantic Directory. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
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