regi-, reg-, rec-, rex-

(Latin: to direct, to rule, to lead straight, to keep straight; to guide, to govern)

Although it does not appear to be correct, all of the words in this unit etymologically come from this family group. Some words; such as, surge and its related formats, may be presented as separate units; however, they originally evolved from this family unit.

director (s) (noun), directors (pl)
1. An individual who has been chosen to be in charge of an organization, a department, or of an activity: Mr. Black was appointed to be the funeral director in the funeral home in the small town.
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.

directory (s) (noun), directories (pl)
An index or a listing: Janice had to look in the telephone directory in order to find the phone number of the mechanical repair and service station near where she lives.
1. A fixed line used in describing a curve or a surface.
2. A fixed line used in constructing a curve or conic section, the distance from the line divided by the distance from a fixed point being identical for all points on the figure.
Dirige, Domine, Deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam.
Translation: "Direct, O Lord, my God, my way in thy sight."

Old Testament Bible, Psalm 5:9.

Designed for or capable of being directed, controlled, or steered.
1. A steerable self-propelled airship.
2. An aircraft that is lighter than air, powered, and navigable; such as, a blimp.
3. Etymology: From French dirigeable; literally, "capable of being directed" or "guided," from Latin dirigere; from dis-, "apart" + regere, "to guide".
erect (i REKT) (verb), erects; erected; erecting
1. To design and to assemble an upright structure; such as, a building or a wall: The constructors erected a motel in the city according to the instructions of the architect and the owner.
2. To develop or to establish a system or theory: Sometimes economic barriers are erected in order to secure a stable price for a certain product, even if it means to curb the productivity and sales of that merchandise.
erectile (i REK tuhl, i REK til") (adjective), more erectile, most erectile
1. Relating to that which is capable of being raised to an upright position: A peacock can put up its beautiful erectile tail feathers to provide a splendid fan of many different colors for the visitors in a zoo!
2. A reference to or pertaining to bodily tissues that are capable of filling with blood and becoming rigid: Peter, the medical student, learned that some parts of a body have erectile substances which are firm when the life-saving fluid of a person penetrates them.
erection (i REK shuhn) (s) (noun), erections (pl)
The construction of a building as it is assembled or put together: All the people of the village gathered together to view the raising, or erection, of the new community center.
erector (i REK tuhr) (s) (noun), erectors (pl)
Someone who assembles or fits together the separate component parts of buildings or other related property: All of the erectors, including the pipe fitters, welders, and steel assemblers, were necessary to put up the new city hall in Rodger's urban area.
1. A grammatical mistake, or mispronunciation, made by correcting something that is not actually wrong.
2. A sentence construction, or pronunciation, produced out of a desire to be correct, as in the substitution of "I" for "me" with mistaken belief that the following should be "On behalf of my parents and I".

Cross references of word families related directly, or indirectly, to: "master, lead, leading, ruler, ruling, govern": -agogic; agon-; arch-; -crat; dom-; gov-; magist-; poten-; tyran-.