The act or method of controlling or directing
* 1785 , (William Paley), The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy
* Ld. Brougham
- There are other restrictions imposed upon the conduct of war, not by the law of nature primarily, but by the laws of war first, and by the law of nature as seconding and ratifying the laws of war.
Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
- the conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs
- Conduct of armies is a prince's art. - .
The manner of guiding or carrying oneself; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.
- with great impetuosity, but with so little conduct , that his forces were totally routed.
- Good conduct''' will be rewarded and likewise poor '''conduct will be punished.
- All these difficulties were increased by the conduct of Shrewsbury.
(of a literary work) Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
- What in the conduct of our life appears / So well designed, so luckily begun, / But when we have our wish, we wish undone?
(obsolete) Convoy; escort; guard; guide.
* Ben Jonson
- the book of Job, in conduct and diction
- I will be your conduct .
That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
- In my conduct shall your ladies come.
- although thou hast been conduct of my chame
* (act or method of controlling or directing ) control, guidance, management
* (manner of guiding or carrying one's self ): bearing, behavior/behaviour, deportment, demeanor/demeanour,
* (plot of a literary work) action, plot, storyline
(archaic) To lead, or guide; to escort.
* 1634 , (John Milton),
To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on.
- I can conduct you, lady, to a low / But loyal cottage, where you may be safe.
- to conduct the affairs of a kingdom
(reflexively to conduct oneself ) To behave.
- Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege.
To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
- He conducted himself well.
, date=September 20
, author=Matt Day and Tatyana Shumsky
, title=Copper Falls to 2011 Lows
, work=(Wall Street Journal
, passage=The metal easily conducts
electricity and doesn't rust in water, properties that have made it valuable in uses from household plumbing and electric wiring}}
(music) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
* 2006 , Michael R. Waters with Mark Long and William Dickens, Lone Star Stalag: German Prisoners of War at Camp Hearne
To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
To carry out (something organized)
- For a while, Walter Pohlmann, a well-known German conductor, conducted' the orchestra in Compound 3. Later, Willi Mets, who had '''conducted''' the world-renowned Leipzig Symphony Orchestra, ' conducted the Compound 3 orchestra.
, date=September 11
, title=Fugro, Royal Philips Electronics: Benelux Equity Preview
, work=San Fransisco Chronicle
, passage=The world's largest surveyor of deepwater oil fields won a contract to conduct
a survey of the French Gulf of Lion to map sand reserves.}}
* (lead or guide) accompany, escort, guide, lead, steer, belead
* (direct) direct, lead, manage, oversee, run, supervise, belead
* act, behave, carry on
* (to serve as a medium for conveying) carry, convey, transmit
The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.
That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed
A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.
The relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc.).