Conduct
Conduct Con"duct (k[o^]n"d[u^]kt), n. [LL. conductus defense, escort, fr. L. conductus, p. p. of conducere. See {Conduce}, and cf. {Conduit}.] 1. The act or method of conducting; guidance; management. [1913 Webster]

Christianity has humanized the conduct of war. --Paley. [1913 Webster]

The conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs. --Ld. Brougham. [1913 Webster]

2. Skillful guidance or management; generalship. [1913 Webster]

Conduct of armies is a prince's art. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

Attacked the Spaniards . . . with great impetuosity, but with so little conduct, that his forces were totally routed. --Robertson. [1913 Webster]

3. Convoy; escort; guard; guide. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

I will be your conduct. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]

In my conduct shall your ladies come. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Although thou hast been conduct of my shame. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior. [1913 Webster]

All these difficulties were increased by the conduct of Shrewsbury. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

What in the conduct of our life appears So well designed, so luckily begun, But when we have our wish, we wish undone? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

6. Plot; action; construction; manner of development. [1913 Webster]

The book of Job, in conduct and diction. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

{Conduct money} (Naut.), a portion of a seaman's wages retained till the end of his engagement, and paid over only if his conduct has been satisfactory.

Syn: Behavior; carriage; deportment; demeanor; bearing; management; guidance. See {Behavior}. [1913 Webster]


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  • conduct — n *behavior, deportment Analogous words: act, deed, *action: demeanor, mien, deportment, *bearing conduct vb 1 escort, convoy, *accompany, attend, chaperon Analogous words …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • conduct — [n1] administration care, carrying on*, channels, charge, control, direction, execution, guidance, handling, intendance, leadership, management, manipulation, organization, oversight, plan, policy, posture, red tape*, regimen, regulation, rule,… …   New thesaurus

  • Conduct — Con*duct (k[o^]n*d[u^]kt ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Conducted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Conducting}.] [See {Conduct}, n.] 1. To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend. [1913 Webster] I can conduct you, lady, to a low But loyal cottage, where you may be safe …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conduct — ► NOUN 1) the manner in which a person behaves. 2) management or direction: the conduct of foreign affairs. ► VERB 1) organize and carry out. 2) direct the performance of (a piece of music or an orchestra or choir). 3) guide to or around a place …   English terms dictionary

  • conduct — [kän′dukt΄, kän′dəkt; ] for v. [ kən dukt′] n. [< L conductus, pp. of conducere: see CONDUCE] 1. Rare the act of leading; guidance 2. the process or way of managing or directing; management; handling 3. the way that one acts; behavior;… …   English World dictionary

  • Conduct — Con*duct , v. i. 1. To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry. [1913 Webster] 2. To conduct one s self; to behave. [U. S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conduct — may refer to: Behavior a personal behavior, a way of acting and showing one s behaviour using hand gestures to direct Action (philosophy), in relation to moral or ethical precepts Conducting a musical ensemble See also Misconduct Conductor… …   Wikipedia

  • Conduct — Conduct, lat., Geleit; feierlicher Leichenzug. Conducta. span., Sendung von Gold und Silber aus den span. amerikan. Bergwerken an die Küste unter starker Bedeckung. Conducteur (Kongdüctöhr), Führer, der specielle Leiter der Arbeiten bei Bauten;… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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