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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