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Definition of 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

Being a conductor is kind of a hybrid profession because most fundamentally, it is being someone who is a coach, a trainer, an editor, a director.
Michael Tilson Thomas

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

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

I have three siblings. My sister makes music. My older brother is a classical conductor, and my younger brother is a mixing engineer.
Lisa Loeb
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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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