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direct

adjective (a)

  • direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short (adj.all)
    Antonym: indirect
    Example:
    A direct route.
    A direct flight.
    A direct hit.
    source: wordnet30
  • straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action (adj.all)
    Example:
    A direct question.
    A direct response.
    A direct approach.
    source: wordnet30
  • in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child (adj.all)
    Synonym: lineal
    Antonym: collateral, indirect
    Example:
    A direct descendant of the king.
    Direct heredity.
    source: wordnet30
  • moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth (adj.all)
    Antonym: retrograde
    source: wordnet30
  • similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity (adj.all)
    Antonym: inverse
    Example:
    A term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases).
    source: wordnet30
  • (of a current) flowing in one direction only (adj.all)
    Antonym: alternating
    Example:
    Direct current.
    source: wordnet30
  • Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means. (adjective)
    source: webster1913
  • 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. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

adverb (r)

  • without deviation (adv.all)
    Synonym: directly, straight
    Example:
    The path leads directly to the lake.
    Went direct to the office.
    source: wordnet30

adjective satellite (s)

  • having no intervening persons, agents, conditions (adj.all)
    Synonym: unmediated
    Example:
    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.
    source: wordnet30
  • being an immediate result or consequence (adj.all)
    Example:
    A direct result of the accident.
    source: wordnet30
  • in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker (adj.all)
    Synonym: verbatim
    Example:
    A direct quotation.
    source: wordnet30
  • lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact (adj.all)
    Example:
    The direct opposite.
    source: wordnet30

verb (v)

  • command with authority (verb.communication)
    Example:
    He directed the children to do their homework.
    source: wordnet30
  • intend (something) to move towards a certain goal (verb.competition)
    Synonym: aim, place, point, target
    Example:
    Criticism directed at her superior.
    Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself.
    source: wordnet30
  • guide the actors in (plays and films) (verb.creation)
    source: wordnet30
  • be in charge of (verb.social)
    Synonym: head, lead
    source: wordnet30
  • take somebody somewhere (verb.motion)
    Synonym: conduct, guide, lead, take
    source: wordnet30
  • cause to go somewhere (verb.motion)
    Synonym: send
    Example:
    He directed all his energies into his dissertation.
    source: wordnet30
  • point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards (verb.competition)
    Synonym: aim, take, take aim, train
    source: wordnet30
  • lead, as in the performance of a composition (verb.creation)
    Synonym: conduct, lead
    source: wordnet30
  • give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction (verb.communication)
    Example:
    I directed them towards the town hall.
    source: wordnet30
  • specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: aim, calculate
    source: wordnet30
  • direct the course; determine the direction of travelling (verb.motion)
    source: wordnet30
  • put an address on (an envelope) (verb.communication)
    Synonym: address
    source: wordnet30
  • plan and direct (a complex undertaking) (verb.cognition)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To give direction; to point out a course; to act as guide. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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