from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who undertook the expense of providing the chorus in ancient Greek drama.
- n. The leader of a group or movement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A chorus leader, especially one who provided at his own expense and under his own supervision one of the choruses for the musical contests at Athens.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A chorus leader; esp. one who provided at his own expense and under his own supervision one of the choruses for the musical contents at Athens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Greek antiquity, the leader or superintendent of a chorus; the superintendent of a theatrical representation at Athens.
- n. Hence, figuratively, any conductor or leader, as of an entertainment or festival.
- n. [ML.] Eccles., an officer who superintends the musical details of divine service. The name and office are still retained in the University of Oxford.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (ancient Greece) leader of a group or festival; leader of a chorus
Latin chorāgus, from Greek khorēgos, khorāgos : khoros, chorus; see gher-1 in Indo-European roots + agein, to lead.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin choragus, from Ancient Greek χορός ("chorus") + ἄγω ("I lead"). (Wiktionary)