Conduct

Definition of Conduct

Con`duct´   Pronunciation: kǒn`dŭkt´
n.1.The act or method of conducting; guidance; management.
Christianity has humanized the conduct of war.
- Paley.
The conduct of the state, the administration of its affairs.
- Ld. Brougham.
2.Skillful guidance or management; generalship.
Conduct of armies is a prince's art.
- Waller.
Attacked the Spaniards . . . with great impetuosity, but with so little conduct, that his forces were totally routed.
- Robertson.
3.Convoy; escort; guard; guide.
I will be your conduct.
- B. Jonson.
In my conduct shall your ladies come.
- Shak.
4.That which carries or conveys anything; a channel; a conduit; an instrument.
Although thou hast been conduct of my shame.
- Shak.
5.The manner of guiding or carrying one's self; personal deportment; mode of action; behavior.
All these difficulties were increased by the conduct of Shrewsbury.
- Macaulay.
What in the conduct of our life appears
So well designed, so luckily begun,
But when we have our wish, we wish undone?
- Dryden.
6.Plot; action; construction; manner of development.
The book of Job, in conduct and diction.
- Macaulay.
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.
v. t.1.To lead, or guide; to escort; to attend.
[imp. & p. p. Conducted; p. pr. & vb. n. Conducting.]
I can conduct you, lady, to a low
But loyal cottage, where you may be safe.
- Milton.
2.To lead, as a commander; to direct; to manage; to carry on; as, to conduct the affairs of a kingdom.
Little skilled in the art of conducting a siege.
- Prescott.
3.To behave; - with the reflexive; as, he conducted himself well.
4.(Physics) To serve as a medium for conveying; to transmit, as heat, light, electricity, etc.
5.(Mus.) To direct, as the leader in the performance of a musical composition.
v. i.1.To act as a conductor (as of heat, electricity, etc.); to carry.
2.To conduct one's self; to behave.

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