-or; -our (primarily British)
(Latin: a suffix; state of, result of; he who, that which)
2. A reference to the Judeo-Christian God.
2. People who specialize in designing the interiors of buildings and their furnishings: The company hired decorators to paint and to wallpaper houses and other buildings in the community.
2. A person who tells a writer what to put into print: When Johann Sebastian Bach was very old and became blind, he acted as a dictator when he told his son-in-law to write down the notes for his music.
2. One of the members of a committee who watches over the proceedings or transactions of a business or of something of public interest: There is evidently some friction and misunderstanding between the shareholders and the board of directors in the business that is located in the town where Joan lives.
3. Someone who is in charge of a camera crew, staff for a movie, the actors for a television program, a drama, or for comparable productions: Not only was Jackie the director of the play, but she also wrote it herself!
Janet, who had a lot of experience in stage productions, was the assistant director for the musical that was going to be put on by and for the students at the local high school.
2. A title used before the names of health professionals; such as, dentists, veterinarians, and osteopaths: Dr. is used as a title and form of address for a person holding the degree of doctor.
3. A title given to someone who has been awarded a doctorate: To achieve the degree of doctor is considered to be the highest level of an academic award by a university or college.
In the earlier history of the Roman Catholic Church, a doctor was a very eminent and influential theologian.