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Definitions of direct:
  • verb:   be in charge of
  • verb:   command with authority
    Example: "He directed the children to do their homework"
  • verb:   give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
    Example: "I directed them towards the town hall"
  • verb:   guide the actors in (plays and films)
  • verb:   put an address on (an envelope, for example)
  • verb:   cause to go somewhere
    Example: "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
  • verb:   plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
  • verb:   specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
  • verb:   lead, as in the performance of a composition
  • verb:   take somebody somewhere
  • verb:   intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    Example: "Criticism directed at her superior"
  • verb:   aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
  • verb:   direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • adjective:   as an immediate result or consequence
    Example: "A direct result of the accident"
  • adjective:   exact
    Example: "The direct opposite"
  • adjective:   effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives
    Example: "Many people favor direct election of the President rather than election by the Electoral College"
  • adjective:   direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short
    Example: "A direct route"
  • adjective:   of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating
    Example: "Direct current"
  • adjective:   extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action
    Example: "A direct question"
  • adjective:   similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
    Example: "A term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)"
  • adjective:   moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
  • adjective:   immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening
    Example: "In direct sunlight"
  • adjective:   in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
    Example: "A direct quotation"
  • adjective:   in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
    Example: "A direct descendant of the king"
  • adverb:   without deviation
    Example: "The path leads directly to the lake"

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See direct used in context: 57 poetry verses, 31 Shakespeare works, 1 quotation, 10 Bible passages, 248 definitions

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