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Adjective
/diˈrekt/,/dī-/,
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Extending or moving from one place to another by the shortest way without changing direction or stopping,
  1. Extending or moving from one place to another by the shortest way without changing direction or stopping
    • - there was no direct flight that day
  2. Without intervening factors or intermediaries
    • - the complications are a direct result of bacteria spreading
  3. (of a person or their behavior) Going straight to the point; frank

  4. (of evidence or proof) Bearing immediately and unambiguously upon the facts at issue
    • - there is no direct evidence that officials accepted bribes
  5. (of light or heat) Proceeding from a source without being reflected or blocked
    • - ferns like a bright position out of direct sunlight
  6. (of genealogy) Proceeding in continuous succession from parent to child

  7. (of a quotation) Taken from someone's words without being changed

  8. Complete (used for emphasis)
    • - nonviolence is the direct opposite of compulsion
  9. Perpendicular to a surface; not oblique
    • - a direct butt joint between surfaces of steel
  10. (of apparent planetary motion) Proceeding from west to east in accord with actual motion

Verb
  1. Control the operations of; manage or govern
    • - an economic elite directed the nation's affairs
  2. Supervise and control (a movie, play, or other production, or the actors in it)

  3. Train and conduct (a group of musicians)

  4. Aim (something) in a particular direction or at a particular person
    • - heating ducts to direct warm air to rear-seat passengers
    • - his smile was directed at Laura
  5. Tell or show (someone) how to get somewhere
    • - can you direct me to the railroad station, please?
  6. Address or give instructions for the delivery of (a letter or parcel)

  7. Focus or concentrate (one's attention, efforts, or feelings) on
    • - we direct our anger and frustration at family
  8. Address a comment to or aim a criticism at
    • - he directed his criticism at media coverage of the Catholic Church
    • - I suggest that he direct his remarks to the council
  9. Target a product specifically at (someone)
    • - the book is directed at the younger reader
  10. Guide or advise (someone or their judgment) in a course or decision
    • - the conscience of the credulous prince was directed by saints and bishops
  11. Give (someone) an official order or authoritative instruction
    • - the judge directed him to perform community service
    • - he directed that no picture from his collection could be sold
Adverb
  1. With no one or nothing in between
    • - buy direct and save
  2. By a straight route or without breaking a journey
    • - Austrian Airlines is flying direct to Innsbruck again

  1. directly: without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
  2. direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
  3. command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
  4. target: 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"
  5. guide the actors in (plays and films)
  6. straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
  7. DIRECT is a proposed alternative Shuttle-Derived Launch Vehicle architecture supporting NASA's Vision for Space Exploration, which would replace the space agency's planned Ares I and Ares V rockets with another family of launch vehicles named "Jupiter".
  8. Direct is a 1988 album by the Greek synthesizer artist Vangelis. The album marks a new development in Vangelis' music, employing a somewhat more popular format. ...
  9. Direct is the title of The 77s' second EP, released in 2002 on the bands own Fools of the World label.
  10. Direct is a 1981 live in-studio album by Tower of Power. It was their only album for the direct-to-disc record label Sheffield Lab. It also marked the return of original guitarist Willie James Fulton, and the last album to feature saxophonist Lenny Pickett. ...
  11. To manage, control, steer; To aim at; Straight, constant, without interruption; Directly
  12. (directly) in a direct manner; in a straight line or course; in a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct means; plainly, without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms; exactly; just; straightforwardly; honestly; immediately; soon; ...
  13. (directness) The state or quality of being direct
  14. (Directness) Swedes are known for their  direct style of communication, which avoids "small talk" and many social pleasantries used in the Anglo-Saxon world. Swedes tend to be literal and to the point in their communication, often voicing what might be perceived as strong opinions. ...
  15. (Directness) This can be used two ways. First, keep in mind that the cats of StarClan do not alwasy have to be direct and to the point. Your prophecies can beat around the bush a little, particularly if the words are less part of the prophecies and more formal dialouge during a vision. ...
  16. (Directs) Products delivered directly to store from the supplier
  17. How many visitors arrived at your site with an empty referrer string. This usually means they typed in your address by hand or used a bookmark to get to your page.
  18. via the route of a single carrier.
  19. Everything present in this wine is immediately obvious.
  20. When a meeting planner calls the speaker direct, rather than going through an agent, bureau, or manager.
  21. emissions refer to those released from activities occuring in specified area - eg UK. Indrect emissions refer to those created elsewhere in order for the UK activities to occur - eg fires in Malaysia to make way for palm oil that then imported for biofuel.
  22. current is most commonly found in homes in the form of electrical energy stored in batteries. In a DC circuit, the amount of voltage and the direction of application are constant. The amount of voltage is determined by the type and size of the battery. ...
  23. assault against guerrillas is commonly aerial attack with the aim of destroying urban centers, communications, transportation, etc (US in Vietnam). ...
  24. tests, on the other hand, try to introduce authentic tasks, which model the student’s real life future use of language. Such tests include:
  25. To communicate with another station without using a repeater.