HyperDic: conductor

English > 4 senses of the word conductor:
NOUNperson conductor, music director, directorthe person who leads a musical group
substanceconductora substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat
person conductorthe person who collects fares on a public conveyance
artifactconductora device designed to transmit electricity, heat / heat, etc.
conductor > pronunciation
Soundskahndah'kter
Rhymesabductor ... zoster: 649 rhymes with ter...
English > conductor: 4 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningThe person who leads a musical group.
Synonymsmusic director, director
InstancesBernstein, Leonard BernsteinUnited States conductor and composer (1918-1990)
Britten, Benjamin Britten, Edward Benjamin Britten, Lord Britten of Aldeburghmajor English composer of the 20th century
Fiedler, Arthur FiedlerPopular United States conductor (1894-1979)
Hindemith, Paul HindemithGerman neoclassical composer and conductor who believed that music should have a social purpose (1895-1963)
Koussevitzky, Serge Koussevitzky, Sergei Aleksandrovich KoussevitzkyUnited States conductor (born in Russia) who was noted for performing the works of contemporary composers (1874-1951)
Lambert, Constant Lambert, Leonard Constant LambertEnglish composer and conductor (1905-1951)
Mahler, Gustav MahlerAustrian composer and conductor (1860-1911)
Ormandy, Eugene OrmandyUnited States conductor (born in Hungary) (1899-1985)
Ozawa, Seiji OzawaUnited States conductor (born in Japan in 1935)
Stokowski, Leopold Stokowski, Leopold Antoni Stanislaw StokowskiUnited States conductor (born in Britain) (1882-1977)
Szell, George SzellUnited States conductor (born in Hungary) (1897-1970)
Toscanini, Arturo ToscaniniItalian conductor of many orchestras worldwide / worldwide (1867-1957)
Walter, Bruno WalterGerman conductor (1876-1962)
Weber, Carl Maria von Weber, Baron Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst von WeberGerman conductor and composer of romantic operas (1786-1826)
Wood, Sir Henry Wood, Sir Henry Joseph WoodEnglish conductor (1869-1944)
NarrowerbandleaderThe leader of a dance band
bandmasterThe conductor of a band
drum majorThe leader of a marching band or drum corps
drum majorette, majoretteA female drum major
Broadermusicianartist who composes or conducts music as a profession
Spanishconductor, directora, director de orquesta, director
Catalanconductor, directora, director d'orquestra, director
Verbsconductlead musicians in the performance of
English > conductor: 4 senses > noun 2, substance
MeaningA substance that readily conducts e.g. electricity and heat.
Narrowercopper, Cu, atomic number 29A ductile malleable reddish-brown corrosion-resistant diamagnetic metallic element
semiconductor, semiconducting materialA substance as germanium or silicon whose electrical conductivity is intermediate between that of a metal and an insulator
silver, Ag, atomic number 47A soft white precious univalent metallic element having the highest electrical and thermal conductivity of any metal
Broadermaterial, stuffThe tangible / tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
Oppositeinsulator, dielectric, nonconductorA material such as glass or porcelain with negligible electrical or thermal conductivity
Spanishconductor
Catalanconductor
Verbsconducttransmit or serve as the medium for transmission
English > conductor: 4 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningThe person who collects fares on a public conveyance.
NarrowerconductressA woman conductor
Broadercollector, gatherer, accumulatorA person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
Spanishcobrador, conductor
Catalancobrador
English > conductor: 4 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA device designed to transmit electricity, heat / heat, etc..
Narrowerbusbar, busAn electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits
cable, line, transmission lineA conductor for transmitting electrical or optical signals or electric power
cord, electric cordA light insulated conductor for household use
electrodeA conductor used to make electrical contact with some part of a circuit
heat sinkA metal conductor specially designed to conduct (and radiate) heat / heat
lightning rod, lightning conductorA metallic conductor that is attached to a high point and leads to the ground
semiconductor device, semiconductor unit, semiconductorA conductor made with semiconducting material
shunt, electrical shunt, bypassA conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
waveguide, wave guideA hollow metal conductor that provides a path to guide microwaves
wire, conducting wireA metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
BroaderdeviceAn instrumentality invented for a particular purpose
Spanishconductor
Catalanconductor
Verbsconducttransmit or serve as the medium for transmission

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