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Definitions of directory

  1. an alphabetical list of names and addresses Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A body of directors; board of management; especially, a committee which held executive power in France under the first republic. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Direction; guide. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A book of names and addresses; a collection of rules; a board of managers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. A body of directions: a guide: a book with the names and residences of the inhabitants of a place: a body of directors. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Book of names and addresses. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. A classified list of names and addresses, as of the people of a city. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. A book of directions, especially for public worship or religious services; a book containing a list of the names, residences, and occupations of the inhabitants of a place; a board of directors; the executive council of the French Republic constituted in 1795. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11. A rule to direct; a guide; a book containing directions for public worship-generally applied to that drawn up by the Westminster Assembly of Divines, 1644; a book containing the names, addresses, &c., of the inhabitants of a place, arranged in alphabetical order; in French hist., the name given in 1795 to the executive body of the French Republic. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  12. Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Directing; containing directions. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Guiding; instructing. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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  1. The depth of water was the only directory he had in addition to the distance run, which was very indefinite without a knowledge of the speed of the vessel. – Within The Enemy's Lines SERIES: The Blue and the Gray--Afloat by Oliver Optic
  2. For example, a number such as 6454 can easily be changed to 6544. The telephone directory is a safe guide, much more so than an old letter or bill head or an uncertain memory. – The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Henney
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