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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]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

directory directories folder 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). (2007-02-21)