a book containing an alphabetical index of the names and addresses of persons in a city, district, organization, etc., or of a particular category of people.
a board or tablet on a wall of a building listing the room and floor numbers of the occupants.
a book of directions.
Also called folder . an organizing unit in a computer's file system for storing and locating files. In a hierarchical file system, directories can contain child directories (subdirectories ) as well as files.
a description of characteristics of a particular file, as the layout of fields within each record.
the Directory, French History. the body of five directors forming the executive power of France from 1795 to 1799.
serving to direct; directing; directive.
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How to use directory in a sentence
The report also names the administrator of one such targeted directory, a German computer science student named Sebastian Hahn.Use or Look at Online Privacy Tools? NSA Labels You an ‘Extremist’ | Joshua Kopstein | July 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
One of those counts comprises the charge that he bought an Internal Telephone directory.
Paranormalsocieties.com, an online national paranormal directory, has over 4,000 paranormal groups registered to its website.
“The battery was dying so I called directory inquiries using my own phone to get a telephone number he asked for,” she said.
Yoon's letter also noted the change to the "Blue Book"—the U.N. directory of missions.
To guide his mind into the channel of the printed exposition, he calls into play the directory power of the attention.Assimilative Memory | Marcus Dwight Larrowe (AKA Prof. A. Loisette)
Instead of obeying, the officers and men held a mass meeting to draft their remonstrance to the directory.
Siyes desired a man who would overthrow the directory and establish a dictatorship: Barras was coquetting with the Bourbons.
The directory of 1780 gave the names of twenty-six jewellers; that of 1880 gives nearly 700, including cognate trades.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
It was no empty boast when he wrote to the directory asking "bread for himself and rewards for his officers."
British Dictionary definitions for directory (1 of 2)
a book, arranged alphabetically or classified by trade listing names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc, of individuals or firms
a book or manual giving directions
a book containing the rules to be observed in the forms of worship used in churches
a less common word for directorate (def. 2)
computing an area of a disk, Winchester disk, or floppy disk that contains the names and locations of files currently held on that disk
British Dictionary definitions for Directory (2 of 2)
history the body of five directors in power in France from 1795 until their overthrow by Napoleon in 1799: Also known as: the French Directory
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