Definition of DIRECTS

verb : DIRECTS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) guide the actors in (plays and films) ;

  • 6. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

    ) lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years" ;

  • 9. (

    ) give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall" ;

Adjective : DIRECTS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit" ;

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 3. (

    ) straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach" ;

  • 4. (

    ) in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity" ;

  • 5. (

    ) moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or;

  • 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. (

    ) (of a current) flowing in one direction only; "direct current" ;

  • 8. (

    ) being an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident" ;

  • 9. (

    ) in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim" ;

  • 10. (

    ) lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; "the direct opposite" ;


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