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Definition of Conductor

Conductor

  1. One who, or that which, conducts; a leader; a commander; a guide; a manager; a director.
  2. One in charge of a public conveyance, as of a railroad train or a street car.
  3. The leader or director of an orchestra or chorus.
  4. A substance or body capable of being a medium for the transmission of certain forces, esp. heat or electricity; specifically, a lightning rod.
  5. A grooved sound or staff used for directing instruments, as lithontriptic forceps, etc.; a director.
  6. Same as Leader.

Conductor Quotations

I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.
Harriet Tubman

The great myth is the manager as orchestra conductor. It's this idea of standing on a pedestal and you wave your baton and accounting comes in, and you wave it somewhere else and marketing chimes in with accounting, and they all sound very glorious. But management is more like orchestra conducting during rehearsals, when everything is going wrong.
Henry Mintzberg

I think it's a very important collaboration between the conductor and the orchestra - especially when the conductor is one more member of the orchestra in the way that you are leading, but also respecting, feeling and building the same way for all the players to understand the music.
Gustavo Dudamel

If you ever go to a music session, you'll notice that the musicians can sit down and start playing right away, and everyone knows what to do. Of course they're reading it, but the conductor can tweak little things, and you can take that back to directing motion pictures.
Clint Eastwood

It's been a thrilling journey - I have had to really learn that an orchestra is an entity - it's a creature. I have been calling it the dragon and the conductor is the dragon tamer. And you just have to... ride and don't let go and you will be fine.
Tori Amos
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Conductor Translations

conductor in Dutch is conducteur, bestuurder
conductor in French is receveur
conductor in Italian is bigliettaio
conductor in Portuguese is condutor
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