Part of speech: noun

A classified list of names and addresses, as of the people of a city.

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Usage examples "directory":

  1. Perhaps a list of its victims, as Sandeau so cruelly hinted, would have resembled a city directory. - "Superwomen", Albert Payson Terhune.
  2. I called a waiter and sent him for a directory. - "The Red Symbol", 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", Goold Brown.