1 executive, administrator, official, principal; chairman, president, vice-president; governor; head, chief, boss, manager, superintendent, supervisor, overseer, foreman, headman, Colloq kingpin, number one, numero uno, Mr Big, the man; Slang top dog, top banana, Brit gaffer, US big cheese, head or chief honcho:
The sale of the company was announced at the meeting of the board of directors.
2 guide, leader; steersman, helmsman, pilot, skipper, commander, commandant, captain; cicerone; maestro, concert-master, conductor; impresario:
We were lucky to have a director who really knew what he was doing.
1 controls a company/an organization
company, managing | executive, non-executive | assistant, deputy | commercial, finance, marketing, production, sales
the board of directors, the post of director
2 of a film/play, etc.
film, theatre | artistic, musical
the role of director
He now felt ready to take on the role of director.
More information about JOB
be, work as ~
She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.
study to be, train as, train to be ~
She trained as a painter and sculptor.
start (work) as ~
He started work as a trainee chef.
become, qualify as ~
She qualified as a vet last year.
employ (sb as), have
The company employs more than 1500 engineers.
engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~
They have recruited a new designer.
appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~
are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs:He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.
dismiss, fire, sack ~
The club have sacked their coach.
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