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Definition of Directory


  1. Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.
  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. 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. A body of directors; board of management; especially, a committee which held executive power in France under the first republic.
  5. Direction; guide.

Directory Quotations

Elizabeth Taylor has more chins than the Chinese telephone directory.
Joan Rivers

I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
William F. Buckley, Jr.

The history of Buenos Aires is written in its telephone directory. Pompey Romanov, Emilio Rommel, Crespina D. Z. de Rose, Ladislao Radziwil, and Elizabeta Marta Callman de Rothschild - five names taken at random from among the R's - told a story of exile, desolation, disillusion, and anxiety behind lace curtains.
Bruce Chatwin

When Facebook first started, and it was just a social directory for undergrads at Harvard, it would have seemed like such a bad startup idea, like some student side project.
Paul Graham

If operating in a network environment, do not place public domain or shareware programs in a common file-server directory that could be accessible to any other PC on the network.
John McAfee
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Directory Translations

directory in Afrikaans is katalogus
directory in Dutch is adresboek
directory in Finnish is luettelo
directory in French is directoire, bottin
directory in German is Dateiverzeichnis, Inhaltsverzeichnis, Directory
directory in Italian is annuario, elenco
directory in Norwegian is adressebok
directory in Swedish is katalog, telefonkatalog, adresskalender
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