conductor

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/kənˈdʌktər/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kənˈdʌktɚ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kən duktər)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•duc•tor /kənˈdʌktɚ/USA pronunciation   n. [countable]
  1. a person who conducts;
    director or manager:a tour conductor.
  2. an employee on a bus, train, or other public transportation who is in charge of its movement and its passengers.
  3. Music and Dancea person who directs an orchestra, band, or chorus.
  4. Physicsa substance that readily conducts heat, etc.:a good conductor of electricity.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•duc•tor  (kən duktər),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. a person who conducts; a leader, guide, director, or manager.
  2. an employee on a bus, train, or other public conveyance, who is in charge of the conveyance and its passengers, collects fares or tickets, etc.
  3. Music and Dancea person who directs an orchestra or chorus, communicating to the performers by motions of a baton or the hands his or her interpretation of the music.
  4. Physicsa substance, body, or device that readily conducts heat, electricity, sound, etc.:Copper is a good conductor of electricity.
  5. ElectricitySee  lightning rod. 
con•duc•to•ri•al  (kən duktər),USA pronunciation adj.  con•ductor•ship′, n. 
  • Latin as above; see conduit
  • Anglo-French, equivalent. to Middle French conduiteur
  • Latin (see conduce, -tor); replacing late Middle English cond(u)itour
  • 1400–50

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
conductor /kənˈdʌktə/ n
  1. an official on a bus who collects fares, checks tickets, etc
  2. a person who conducts an orchestra, choir, etc
  3. a person who leads or guides
  4. US Canadian a railway official in charge of a train
  5. a substance, body, or system that conducts electricity, heat, etc
  6. See lightning conductor

conˈductorˌship n conductress /kənˈdʌktrɪs/ fem n
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