Meaning of DIRECTORY in English

I. də-ˈrek-t(ə-)rē, dī- adjective

Date: 15th century

: serving to direct ; specifically : providing advisory but not compulsory guidance

II. noun

( plural -ries )

Etymology: Middle English directorie guide, from Medieval Latin directorium, from neuter of Late Latin directorius directorial, from Latin dirigere

Date: 1543


a. : a book or collection of directions, rules, or ordinances

b. : an alphabetical or classified list (as of names and addresses)

2. : a body of directors

3. : folder 3b

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