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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

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

It is so powerful when we can leave behind our ordinary identities, no longer think of ourselves primarily as a conductor, or writer, or salesclerk, and go to a supportive environment to deeply immerse in meditation practice.
Sharon Salzberg

The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants.
Franz Liszt

Acting is just playing the violin in an orchestra. Directing is being the conductor.
Jason Bateman
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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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