Definitions for direct

Definitions for (verb) direct

Main entry: direct, mastermind, orchestrate, organise, organize, engineer

Definition: plan and direct (a complex undertaking)

Usage: he masterminded the robbery

Main entry: calculate, direct, aim

Definition: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public

Main entry: direct

Definition: command with authority

Usage: He directed the children to do their homework

Main entry: direct

Definition: give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction

Usage: I directed them towards the town hall

Main entry: direct, address

Definition: put an address on (an envelope)

Main entry: target, direct, aim, point, place

Definition: intend (something) to move towards a certain goal

Usage: He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face; criticism directed at her superior; direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

Main entry: aim, direct, take, take aim, train

Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards

Usage: Please don't aim at your little brother!; He trained his gun on the burglar; Don't train your camera on the women; Take a swipe at one's opponent

Main entry: direct

Definition: guide the actors in (plays and films)

Main entry: direct, conduct, lead

Definition: lead, as in the performance of a composition

Usage: conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years

Main entry: direct, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, channelise, channelize, guide, head

Definition: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

Main entry: send, direct

Definition: cause to go somewhere

Usage: The explosion sent the car flying in the air; She sent her children to camp; He directed all his energies into his dissertation

Main entry: direct, conduct, guide, lead, take

Definition: take somebody somewhere

Usage: We lead him to our chief; can you take me to the main entrance?; He conducted us to the palace

Main entry: direct

Definition: be in charge of

Definitions for (adj) direct

Main entry: direct

Definition: lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact

Usage: the direct opposite

Main entry: direct

Definition: direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short

Usage: a direct route; a direct flight; a direct hit

Main entry: direct

Definition: (of a current) flowing in one direction only

Usage: direct current

Main entry: direct

Definition: straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action

Usage: a direct question; a direct response; a direct approach

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Definition: similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity

Usage: a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)

Main entry: direct

Definition: moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth

Main entry: direct, unmediated

Definition: having no intervening persons, agents, conditions

Usage: in direct sunlight; in direct contact with the voters; direct exposure to the disease; a direct link; the direct cause of the accident; direct vote

Main entry: direct, verbatim

Definition: in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker

Usage: a direct quotation; repeated their dialog verbatim

Main entry: direct, lineal

Definition: in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child

Usage: lineal ancestors; lineal heirs; a direct descendant of the king; direct heredity

Main entry: direct

Definition: being an immediate result or consequence

Usage: a direct result of the accident

Definitions for (adv) direct

Main entry: direct, directly, straight

Definition: without deviation

Usage: the path leads directly to the lake; went direct to the office

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