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Meaning of "directory" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DIRECTORY

directory  [dɪˈrɛktərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DIRECTORY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Directory can act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES DIRECTORY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Directory

Directory may refer to: ▪ Directory, or folder, a file system structure in which to store computer files ▪ Directory service, a software application for organizing information about a computer network's users and resources ▪ Directory, a small group of influential states that is said to 'direct' the agenda ▪ French Directory, the government in revolutionary France from 1795 to 1799 ▪ Business directory, a listing of information about suppliers and manufacturers ▪ Telephone directory, a book which allows telephone numbers to be found given the subscriber's name ▪ Web directory, an organized collection of links to websites...

Definition of directory in the English dictionary

The first definition of directory in the dictionary is a book, arranged alphabetically or classified by trade listing names, addresses, telephone numbers, etc, of individuals or firms. Other definition of directory is a book or manual giving directions. Directory is also a book containing the rules to be observed in the forms of worship used in churches.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DIRECTORY


contradictory
ˌkɒntrəˈdɪktərɪ
correctory
kəˈrɛktərɪ
dejectory
dɪˈdʒɛktərɪ
factory
ˈfæktərɪ
insectary
ɪnˈsɛktərɪ
introductory
ˌɪntrəˈdʌktərɪ
manufactory
ˌmænjʊˈfæktərɪ
nectary
ˈnɛktərɪ
olfactory
ɒlˈfæktərɪ
perfunctory
pəˈfʌŋktərɪ
protectory
prəˈtɛktərɪ
rectory
ˈrɛktərɪ
refectory
rɪˈfɛktərɪ
refractory
rɪˈfræktərɪ
satisfactory
ˌsætɪsˈfæktərɪ
sectary
ˈsɛktərɪ
self-contradictory
ˌselfkɒntrəˈdɪktərɪ
trajectory
trəˈdʒɛktərɪ
unsatisfactory
ˌʌnsætɪsˈfæktərɪ
victory
ˈvɪktərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DIRECTORY

director
director general
director of admissions
Director of Education
director of music
Director of Public Prosecutions
director of studies
director-general
director´s chair
director´s cut
directorate
directorial
directorially
directories
directorship
directory assistance
directory enquiries
directory inquiries
directress
directrice

WORDS THAT END LIKE DIRECTORY

bomb factory
canning factory
dairy factory
data directory
dissatisfactory
engineering factory
ex-directory
fish factory
glass factory
glove factory
history
moral victory
munitions factory
ordnance factory
Pyrrhic victory
silk factory
street directory
sugar factory
telephone directory
the Directory
web directory

Synonyms and antonyms of directory in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DIRECTORY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «directory» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of directory

Translation of «directory» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DIRECTORY

Find out the translation of directory to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of directory from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «directory» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

电话簿
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

guía telefónica
570 millions of speakers

English

directory
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

निर्देशिका
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دَليلُ الهَاتِف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

справочник
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

diretório
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ডিরেক্টরি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

annuaire
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Direktori
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Verzeichnis
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

住所氏名録
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

전화번호부
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Direktori
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cuốn danh bạ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடைவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निर्देशिका
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

rehber
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

elenco telefonico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

katalog
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

довідник
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

carte de telefon
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κατάλογος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Gids
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

adressförteckning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

katalog
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of directory

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DIRECTORY»

The term «directory» is very widely used and occupies the 1.251 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DIRECTORY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about directory

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7 QUOTES WITH «DIRECTORY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word directory.
1
William F. Buckley, Jr.
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.
2
Martin Fry
I wanted a name that would put us first in the phone directory, or second if you count ABBA.
3
Paul Graham
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.
4
John McAfee
Limit use of shareware and public domain software to systems without fixed disks. If you do use them on fixed disks, allocate separate subdirectories... Public domain or shareware software should never be placed in the root directory.
5
John McAfee
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.
6
John Rhys-Davies
We live in a modest system, a galaxy called the Milky Way. If we named every star in the Milky Way and put them in the Hollywood telephone directory and stacked those telephone directories up, we'd have a pile of telephone directories 70 miles high.
7
Donald Sinden
An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DIRECTORY»

Discover the use of directory in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to directory and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Active Directory: Designing, Deploying, and Running Active ...
Designing, Deploying, and Running Active Directory Brian Desmond, Joe Richards, Robbie Allen, Alistair G. Lowe-Norris. Display specifiers are objects stored in Active Directory that contain information on how to display and manage objects ...
Brian Desmond, Joe Richards, Robbie Allen, 2013
2
Active Directory Cookbook
Provides step-by-step solutions for problems associated with Active Directory.
Robbie Allen, Laura Hunter, 2006
3
Active Directory Best Practices 24seven: Migrating, ...
This is also an excellent way to make a pain-free transition to the latest release of Active Directory.
Brad Price, 2006
4
Active Directory For Dummies
If you are involved with the design and support of Microsoft directory services and/or solutions, you really need this book!
Steve Clines, Marcia Loughry, 2009
5
The .NET Developer's Guide to Directory Services Programming
“If you have any interest in writing .NET programs using Active Directory or ADAM, this is the book you want to read.” —Joe Richards, Microsoft MVP, directory services Identity and Access Management are rapidly gaining importance as ...
Joe Kaplan, Ryan Dunn, 2006
6
Active Directory Domain Services 2008 How-To
This book delivers exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll find nearly 250 tested, step-by-step procedures for planning, installing, customizing, and managing Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in any production environment.
John Policelli, 2009
7
LDAP: Programming Directory-enabled Applications with ...
Introduces the directory service standard, covering searching, updating, and directory-enabling software for network computing
Tim Howes, Mark Smith, 1997
8
National Directory for Catechesis
As they respond to that call, leaders in catechesis and education find their inspiration for catechesis in the National Directory for Catechesis.
Catholic Church. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, 2005
9
Active Directory Cookbook
Laura has also done a great job in extending the Cookbook in this edition to encompass the broad range of changes to AD in Windows Server 2008.
Laura E. Hunter, Robbie Allen, 2008
10
Directory of Scots Banished to the American Plantations, ...
Scots banished to the American plantations by Scottish courts due to various crimes between 1650-1775.
David Dobson, 1983

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DIRECTORY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term directory is used in the context of the following news items.
1
New ownership…Black Business Directory changes hands …
Earlier this year she purchased the Greater Pittsburgh Black Business Directory. The publication had been published for the last 30 years by ... «New Pittsburgh Courier, Jul 15»
2
“You suck!” Local business owners want money back after …
They both paid big money to place an advertisement in a free booklet called the Greater Milwaukee Kids Directory. “These guides would be ... «fox6now.com, Jul 15»
3
Church Directory - week of July 9 | Calendar | SierraStar.com
For weekly sermons please send changes10 days prior to publication date to: editorial@sierrastar.com. • Agape Fellowship Sunday, Pastor ... «Sierra Star, Jul 15»
4
Funeral/Service Directory - The Lewiston Tribune: Notices
Theresa Ann Quinn, 80, of Culdesac - 10 a.m. rosary and 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass, All Saints Catholic Church, 3330 14th St., Lewiston. Friday. «Lewiston Morning Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Lindsie Micko - Augustana College - Staff Directory
Lindsie Micko was named the first-ever head coach of the women's swimming program at Augustana on July 8, 2015. Micko, a native of Brookings, S.D., has ... «Augustana College Vikings, Jul 15»
6
Mas reveals reboot of retirement adviser directory
The Money Advice Service has admitted that much more work is needed on its retirement adviser directory, and that a second version is in the ... «FT Adviser, Jul 15»
7
Multi-Emulator RetroArch Adds A New Menu UI, Directory Scanning …
Other brand-new goodies include automatic directory scanning for new game files, built-in input and controller remapping, support for Game ... «Android Police, Jul 15»
8
Federal Regulatory Agencies Online Directory
See the full directory here “Directory of Federal Regulatory Agencies” This online directory has over 117 different agencies listed with name, ... «JDJournal.com, Jul 15»
9
App Directory: The Best App Uninstaller For Android
Installing apps is easy on Android. So easy that you can end up with a ton that you don't need over time. Rather than tediously paging through ... «Lifehacker Australia, Jul 15»
10
Directory of area city and town meetings
Emmitsburg: Meets 7:30 p.m. Monday, 300A-1 South Seton Ave. Agenda includes review and discussion about proposed comprehensive plan ... «Frederick News Post, Jul 15»

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