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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

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

Haute couture is like an orchestra, for which only Balenciaga is the conductor. The rest of us are just musicians, following the directions he gives us.
Christian Dior

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

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
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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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