What does the word directory mean?

Usage examples for directory

  1. Perhaps a list of its victims, as Sandeau so cruelly hinted, would have resembled a city directory. – Superwomen by Albert Payson Terhune
  2. I called a waiter and sent him for a directory. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  3. So " the New York Directory" is not properly a directory for New York, but a new directory for York. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown