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Direct meaning

direct - 23 dictionary results

  1. 1. command with authority; " He directed the children to do their homework"
  2. 2. give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; " I directed them towards the town hall"
  3. 3. guide the actors in ( plays and films)
  4. 4. lead, as in the performance of a composition; " conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
  5. 5. of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating; " direct current"
  6. 6. similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; " a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases ( or decreases) as the other increases ( or decreases)"
  7. 7. moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or-- for planets-- around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
  8. 8. as an immediate result or consequence; " a direct result of the accident"
  9. 9. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means.
  10. 10. Straightforward; not of crooked ways, or swerving from truth and openness; sincere; outspoken.
  11. 11. Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.
  12. 12. In the line of descent; not collateral; as, a descendant in the direct line.
  13. 13. To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance.
  14. 14. To point out or show to ( any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left- hand road.
  15. 15. To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army.
  16. 16. To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go.
  17. 17. To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter.
  18. 18. To give direction; to point out a course; to act as guide.
  19. 19. Pertaining to, or effected immediately by, action of the people through their votes instead of through one or more representatives or delegates; as, direct nomination, direct legislation.
  20. 20. In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; - said of the motion of a celestial body.
  21. 21. A character, thus [], placed at the end of a staff on the line or space of the first note of the next staff, to apprise the performer of its situation.
  22. 22. Straight; straight forward; lineal.
  23. 23. To aim; point or guide toward; indicate a course to; order; address.

direct - examples of usage

  1. He is paid direct by us in cash. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  2. Generally when a quantity of that kind is required, we order it direct from the south, and it is charged to the men at Mossbank. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
  3. I did that myself in one case, but it was not a direct case of that kind. - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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