HyperDic: direct

English > 24 senses of the word direct:
VERBcommunicationdirectcommand with authority
competitiondirect, target, aim, place, pointintend (something) to move towards a certain goal / goal
creationdirectguide the actors in (plays and films)
socialdirectbe in charge of
motiondirect, lead, take, conduct, guidetake somebody somewhere
motiondirect, sendcause to go somewhere
competitiondirect, aim, take, train, take aimpoint or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
creationdirect, conduct, leadlead, as in the performance of a composition
communicationdirectgive directions to
cognitiondirect, calculate, aimspecifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
motiondirect, steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, guide, channelize, channelisedirect the course
communicationdirect, addressput an address on (an envelope)
cognitiondirect, mastermind, engineer, organize, organise, orchestrateplan and direct (a complex undertaking)
ADJECTIVEalldirectdirect in spatial dimensions
alldirect, unmediatedhaving no intervening persons, agents, conditions
alldirectstraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
alldirect, linealin a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
alldirectmoving from west to east on the celestial sphere
alldirectsimilar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
alldirect(of a current) flowing in one direction only
alldirectbeing an immediate result or consequence
alldirect, verbatimin precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
alldirectlacking compromising or mitigating elements
ADVERBalldirect, directly, straightwithout deviation
direct > pronunciation
Soundsdayreh'kt; dereh'kt; dihreh'kt; diyreh'kt
Rhymesabject ... wrecked: 66 rhymes with ehkt...
English > direct: 24 senses > adjective 1
Meaningdirect in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.
Examples
  • "a direct route"
  • "a direct flight"
  • "a direct hit"
Attribute ofdirectness, straightnesstrueness of course toward a goal / goal
Narrowerdoor-to-door(of e.g. journeys or deliveries) direct from point of origin to point of destination
nonstop(of a journey especially a flight) occurring without stops
point-blankClose enough to go straight to the target
straightforwardpointed directly ahead
through(of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
undeviating, unswervinggoing directly ahead from one point / point to another without veering or turning aside
See alsostraightHaving no deviations
Oppositeindirectnot direct in spatial dimension
Spanishdirecto
Catalandirecte
Adverbsdirectlywithout deviation
English > direct: 24 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving no intervening persons, agents, conditions.
Examples
  • "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"
Synonymunmediated
BroaderimmediateHaving no intervening medium
Spanishdirecto
Catalandirecte
Adverbsdirectlywithout anyone or anything intervening
English > direct: 24 senses > adjective 3
MeaningStraightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action.
Examples
  • "a direct question"
  • "a direct response"
  • "a direct approach"
Narrowerbluffbluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured
blunt, candid, forthright, frank, free-spoken, outspoken, plainspoken, point-blank, straight-from-the-shoulderCharacterized by directness in manner or speech
brutaldisagreeably direct and precise
flat-footed, flatfootedWithout reservation
man-to-manforthright and honest
no-nonsensenot tolerating irrelevancies
plain, unvarnishedFree from any effort to soften to disguise
pointeddirect and obvious in meaning / meaning or reference
square, straightforward, straightWithout evasion or compromise
upfrontfrank and honest
See alsohonest, honorablenot disposed to cheat or defraud
OppositeindirectExtended senses
Spanishdirecto
Catalandirecte
Nounsdirectnessthe quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
Adverbsdirectlyin a forthright manner
English > direct: 24 senses > adjective 4
MeaningIn a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child.
Examples
  • "a direct descendant of the king"
  • "direct heredity"
Synonymlineal
Narrowermatrilineal, matrilinearBased on or tracing descent through the female line
patrilineal, patrilinearBased on or tracing descent through the male line
unilateraltracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only
See alsorelatedConnected by kinship, common origin, or marriage
Oppositecollateral, indirectdescended from a common ancestor but through different lines
Spanishdirecto, lineal
Catalandirecte
English > direct: 24 senses > adjective 5
MeaningMoving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth.
Categoryastronomy, uranologyThe branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole
OppositeretrogradeMoving from east to west on the celestial sphere
English > direct: 24 senses > adjective 6
MeaningSimilar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity.
Example"a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)"
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
OppositeinverseOpposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
English > direct: 24 senses > adjective 7
Meaning(of a current) flowing in one direction only.
Example"direct current"
CategoryelectricityA physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
Oppositealternating(of a current) reversing direction
English > direct: 24 senses > adjective 8
MeaningAn immediate result or consequence.
Example"a direct result of the accident"
BroaderprimaryOf first rank or importance or value
Spanishdirecto
Catalandirecte
Nounsdirectnesstrueness of course toward a goal / goal
English > direct: 24 senses > adjective 9
MeaningIn precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker.
Example"a direct quotation"
Synonymverbatim
Broaderexactmarked by strict and particular and complete accordance with fact
English > direct: 24 senses > adjective 10
Meaninglacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact.
Example"the direct opposite"
Broaderabsoluteperfect or complete or pure
English > direct: 24 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWithout deviation.
Examples
  • "the path leads directly to the lake"
  • "went direct to the office"
Synonymsdirectly, straight
Spanishderecho, directamente, directo
Catalandirectament
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningcommand with authority.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey direct him to write the letter
Example"He directed the children to do their homework"
Narrowerstet(printing) direct that a matter marked for omission or correction is to be retained (used in the imperative)
Broaderorder, tell, enjoin, sayGive instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority
Spanishmandar, ordenar
Nounsdirectivea pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 2, competition
MeaningIntend (something) to move towards a certain goal / goal.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Examples
  • "criticism directed at her superior"
  • "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
Synonymstarget, aim, place, point
Narroweraddressdirect a question at someone
range in, home in, zero indirect onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
Broaderaim, take, train, take aim, directPoint or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
Spanishapuntar, dirigir
Catalanapuntar, dirigir
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 3, creation
MeaningGuide the actors in (plays and films) .
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelSam and Sue direct the movie
Categoryperforming artsarts or skills that require public performance
Narrowerstage directdirect for the stage
Broadermake, createmake or cause to be or to become
Spanishdirigir, encaminar
Catalandirigir, encaminar
Nounsdirectorsomeone who supervises the actors and directs the action in the production of a show
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 4, social
MeaningBe in charge of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Cause toact, movePerform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
NarroweradministerDirect the taking of
guide, steerBe a guiding or motivating force or drive
head, leadBe in charge of
hold, throw, have, make, giveorganize or be responsible for
operate, rundirect or control
Broadermanage, deal, care, handleBe in charge of, act on, or dispose of
Spanishdirigir
Catalandirigir
Adjectivesdirectiveshowing the way / way by conducting or leading
Nounsdirectorsomeone who controls resources and expenditures
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningTake somebody somewhere.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymslead, take, conduct, guide
NarrowerbeaconGuide with a beacon / beacon
handGuide or conduct or usher somewhere
mislead, misdirect, misguide, lead astrayLead someone in the wrong direction or give someone wrong directions
usher, showTake (someone) to their seats / seats / seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
Spanishapoderar, conducir, copar, dirigir, encaminar, guiar, llevar
Catalanapoderar, conduir, copar, dirigir, encaminar, guiar, portar
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 6, motion
MeaningCause to go somewhere.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
Synonymsend
NarrowerblowCause air to go in, on, or through
divertSend on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one
project, cast, contrive, throwput or send forth
redirect, airtchannel into a new direction
referSend or direct for treatment, information, or a decision
routeSend via a specific route
turnTo send or let go
turnchannel one's attention, interest, thought, or attention toward or away from something
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishdespachar, echar, enviar, expedir, mandar, transmitir
Catalandespatxar, enviar, expedir, llançar, remetre, trametre
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 7, competition
MeaningPoint or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something PP; Somebody ----s PP
Synonymsaim, take, train, take aim
Entailed byhithit the intended target or goal
overshootShoot beyond or over (a target)
Narrowercharge, level, pointdirect into a position for use
draw a bead onaim with a gun
holdaim, point, or direct
levelaim at
sighttake aim by looking through the sights of a gun (or other device)
swinghit or aim at with a sweeping arm movement
target, aim, place, direct, pointIntend (something) to move towards a certain goal / goal
turndirect at someone
BroaderpositionCause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
Spanishapuntar, aspirar, capacitar, dirigir, educar, entrenar
Catalanapuntar, aspirar, capacitar, educar, entrenar
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 8, creation
MeaningLead, as in the performance of a composition.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsconduct, lead
Categorymusicmusical activity (singing / singing / singing or whistling etc.)
Broaderperform, execute, docarry out or perform an action
Similar toconductLead musicians in the performance of
Spanishdirigir, encaminar
Catalandirigir, encaminar
Nounsdirectorthe person who leads a musical group
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 9, communication
MeaningGive directions to; point somebody into a certain direction.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Example"I directed them towards the town hall"
Narrowerpoint the wayIndicate the right path or direction
talk downDirect and control (the flight of an airplane during landing) via radio
Broaderinstruct, apprise, apprizemake aware of
Spanishindicar
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 10, cognition
Meaningspecifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymscalculate, aim
Broaderintend, destine, designate, specifydesign or destine
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 11, motion
Meaningdirect the course; determine the direction of travelling.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymssteer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
Narrowerchanneldirect the flow of
connConduct or direct the steering of a ship or plane
corner, treeForce a person or an animal into a position from which he cannot escape
crabdirect (an aircraft) into a crosswind
dockManeuver into a dock
helmBe at or take the helm of
navigate, pilotact as the navigator / navigator in a car, plane, or vessel and plan, direct, plot the path and position of the conveyance
navigatedirect carefully and safely
parkmaneuver a vehicle into a parking space
pull overSteer a vehicle to the side of the road
sheerCause to sheer
stand outSteer away from shore, of ships
starboardTurn to the right, of helms or rudders
Broadercontrol, commandExercise authoritative control or power over
Spanishapuntar, canalizar, dirigir, encaminar, guiar, indicar, liderar, maniobrar
Catalanapuntar, dirigir, encaminar, guiar, liderar, maniobrar
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 12, communication
Meaningput an address on (an envelope) .
PatternSomebody ----s something PP
Synonymaddress
Narrowerinstrumentaddress a legal document to
misdirect, misaddressput a wrong address on
re-addressput a new address on (an envelope) , as for forwarding
BroaderlabelAssign a label to
Spanishdirigir
Catalandirigir
English > direct: 24 senses > verb 13, cognition
Meaningplan and direct (a complex undertaking).
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsmastermind, engineer, organize, organise, orchestrate
Narrowerchoreographplan / plan and oversee the development and details of
Broaderplanmake plans for something
Spanisharticular, coordinar, dirigir, encaminar, organizar, orquestar
Catalanarticular, coordinar, dirigir, encaminar, organitzar
Adjectivesdirectiveshowing the way / way by conducting or leading

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