[adverb] without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office" Synonyms: ly, straight
[verb] command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
[verb] 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" Synonyms: target, aim, place, point
[verb] guide the actors in (plays and films)
[verb] be in charge of
[verb] take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace" Synonyms: lead, take, conduct, guide
[verb] 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" Synonyms: send
[verb] aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "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" Synonyms: aim, take, train, take aim
[verb] lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years" Synonyms: conduct, lead
[verb] give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall"
[verb] specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public Synonyms: calculate, aim
[adjective] direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
[adjective] immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening; "in direct sunlight"; "in direct contact with the voters"; "direct exposure to the disease"; "a direct link"; "the direct cause of the accident"
[adjective] extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
[adjective] in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity" Synonyms: lineal
[adjective] moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or
[adjective] 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)"
[adjective] of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating; "direct current"
[adjective] as an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident"
[adjective] in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim" Synonyms: verbatim
[adjective] effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives; "many people favor direct election of the President rather than election by the Electoral College"