Meaning of direct

Definition of direct

(adj) direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
having no intervening persons, agents, conditions; "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"
straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
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)"
(of a current) flowing in one direction only; "direct current"
being an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident"
in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"
lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; "the direct opposite"
(adv) without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
(verb) command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
guide the actors in (plays and films)
be in charge of
take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; "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"
lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall"
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
put an address on (an envelope)
plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"

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