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 for directory
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Directory \Di*rect"o*ry\, a. [L. directorius.]
     Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Directory \Di*rect"o*ry\, n.; pl. Directories.
     1. A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances;
        esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as,
        the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the
        Prayer Book.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A book containing the names and residences of the
        inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an
        address book; as, a business directory.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. [Cf. F. directoire.] A body of directors; board of
        management; especially, a committee which held executive
        power in France under the first republic.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. Direction; guide. [R.] --Whitlock.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: an alphabetical list of names and addresses
      2: (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory
         (usually on a hard disk)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  149 Moby Thesaurus words for "directory":
     Almanach de Gotha, Baedeker, British Cabinet, Red Book,
     Royal Kalendar, Sanhedrin, Social Register, US Cabinet,
     Yellow Pages, account, acquaintance, advisory body, announcement,
     assembly, association, atlas, bench, bibliography, blue book,
     board, board of directors, board of regents, board of trustees,
     body of advisers, borough council, brain trust, briefing, bulletin,
     business directory, cabinet, cadre, calendar, camarilla, casebook,
     catalog, catalogue raisonne, chamber, checklist, city council,
     city directory, classified catalog, classified directory,
     common council, communication, communique, concordance, conference,
     congress, consultative assembly, council, council fire,
     council of ministers, council of state, council of war,
     county council, court, cyclopedia, data, datum,
     deliberative assembly, diatesseron, dictionary catalog, diet,
     directorate, dispatch, divan, encyclopedia, enlightenment,
     evidence, executive arm, executive committee, executive hierarchy,
     facts, factual information, familiarization, finding list,
     gazetteer, gen, genealogy, general information, governing board,
     governing body, guidebook, handbook, handlist, handout,
     hard information, harmony, incidental information, index, info,
     information, infrastructure, instruction, intelligence,
     interlocking directorate, itinerary, junta, kitchen cabinet,
     knowledge, legislature, light, management, mention, message,
     notice, notification, parish council, pedigree, phone book,
     polyglot, presentation, privy council, promotional material, proof,
     publication, publicity, record book, reference book, release,
     report, road map, roadbook, sidelight, source book, soviet, staff,
     statement, steering committee, studbook, syndicate, synod,
     telephone book, telephone directory, the administration, the brass,
     the dope, the executive, the goods, the know, the people upstairs,
     the scoop, top brass, transmission, tribunal, white book,
     white paper, word, work of reference

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

      A node in a hierarchical file system which
     contains zero or more other nodes - generally, files or
     other directories.
     The term "folder" is sometimes used in systems such as the
     Macintosh or Microsoft Windows in which directories are
     traditionally depicted as folders (like small briefcases).

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  DIRECTORY. That which points out a thing or course of proceeding; for 
  example, a directory law. 

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