HyperDic: direction

English > 9 senses of the word direction:
NOUNlocationdirection, waya line leading to a place or point
relationdirectionthe spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
cognitiondirectiona general course along which something has a tendency to develop
communicationdirection, guidance, counsel, counseling, counsellingsomething that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
actdirection, managementthe act of managing something
communicationdirection, instructiona message describing how something is to be done
actdirection, steering, guidancethe act of setting and holding a course
communicationdirection, commission, chargea formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
cognitiondirection, focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, centeringthe concentration of attention or energy on something
direction > pronunciation
Soundsdayreh'kshihn; dereh'kshahn; dihreh'kshihn; diyreh'kshihn
RhymesAdrenalin ... zeppelin / Zeppelin: 223 rhymes with ihn...
Aachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > direction: 9 senses > noun 1, location
MeaningA line leading to a place or point.
Example"he looked the other direction"
Synonymway
Narrowerbearing, heading, aimThe direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
course, trendgeneral line of orientation
east-west directionIn a direction parallel with lines of latitude
north-south directionIn a direction parallel with lines of longitude
qiblaThe direction of the Kaaba toward which Muslims turn for their daily prayers
tendency, trendA general direction in which something tends to move
Broaderpath, route, itineraryAn established line of travel or access
Spanishcamino, curso, dirección, rumbo, sentido, trayectoria
Catalancamí, direcció, rumb, sentit, trajectòria
English > direction: 9 senses > noun 2, relation
MeaningThe spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves.
Example"he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
AttributesincomingArriving at a place or position
outgoingLeaving a place or a position
Narrowercompass point, pointAny of 32 horizontal directions indicated on the card of a compass
eastThe direction corresponding to the eastward cardinal compass point
frontageThe direction in which something (such as a building) faces
leewardThe direction in which the wind is blowing
north, magnetic north, compass northThe direction in which a compass needle points
northThe direction corresponding to the northward cardinal compass point
northeastThe direction corresponding to the northeastward compass point
northwestThe direction corresponding to the northwestward compass point
oppositionA direction opposite to another
orientationPosition or alignment relative to points of the compass or other specific directions
seawardThe direction toward the sea
southThe direction corresponding to the southward cardinal compass point
southeastThe direction corresponding to the southeastward compass point
southwestThe direction corresponding to the southwestward compass point
westThe direction corresponding to the westward cardinal compass point
windwardThe direction from which the wind is coming
Broaderposition, spatial relationThe spatial property of a place where or way in which something is situated
Spanishcamino, curso, dirección, trayectoria
Catalancamí, curs, direcció, trajectòria
Adjectivesdirectionalrelating to or indicating directions in space
omnidirectionalnot directional
English > direction: 9 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningA general course along which something has a tendency to develop.
Examples
  • "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"
  • "his ideals determined the direction of his career"
  • "they proposed a new direction for the firm"
NarrowertenorA settled or prevailing or habitual course of a person's life
Broaderinclination, disposition, tendencyAn attitude of mind especially one that favors one alternative over others
Spanishdirección
Catalandirecció
English > direction: 9 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningSomething that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.
Synonymsguidance, counsel, counseling, counselling
Narrowercareer counselingcounseling on career opportunities
cynosureSomething that provides guidance (as Polaris guides mariners)
genetic counselingguidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
marriage counselingcounseling on marital problems and disagreements
road map, guidelineA detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards / standards or determining a course of action
tip, lead, steer, confidential information, wind, hintAn indication of potential opportunity
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
Spanishguía, orientación
Catalanassessorament
English > direction: 9 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe act of managing something.
Example "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
Synonymmanagement
Narroweradministration, disposalA method of tending to or managing the affairs of a some group of people (especially the group's business affairs)
authorization, authorisation, empowermentThe act of conferring legality or sanction or formal warrant
channelization, channelisation, canalization, canalisationmanagement through specified channels of communication
conductingThe direction of an orchestra or choir
database managementcreation and maintenance of a database
disenfranchisementThe act of withdrawing certification or terminating a franchise
financeThe management of money and credit and banking and investments
guidance, steeringThe act of guiding or showing the way / way
homemakingThe management of a household
misconductbad / bad or dishonest management by persons supposed to act on another's behalf
mismanagement, misdirectionmanagement that is careless or inefficient / inefficient
supervision, supervising, superintendence, oversightmanagement by overseeing the performance or operation of a person or group
treatment, handlingThe management of someone or something
Broadersocial controlControl exerted (actively or passively) by group action
Spanishadministración, dirección, gerencia, gerente, gestión, management
Catalandirecció, gerència, gestió
Adjectivesdirectionalrelating to direction toward a (nonspatial) goal
English > direction: 9 senses > noun 6, communication
MeaningA message describing how something is to be done.
Example"he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
Synonyminstruction
Narroweraddress, destination, name and addresswritten directions for finding some location
markupDetailed stylistic instructions for typesetting something that is to be printed
misdirectionIncorrect directions or instructions
prescriptionDirections prescribed beforehand
recipe, formulaDirections for making something
rubricDirections for the conduct of Christian church services (often printed in red in a prayer book)
rule, prescriptPrescribed guide for conduct or action
ruledirections that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted
ruleAny one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order
stage directionAn instruction written as part of the script of a play
styleeditorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display
system commandA computer user's instruction (not part of a program) that calls for action by the computer's executive program
Broadermessage, content, subject matter, substanceWhat a communication that is about something is about
Spanishconsejo, guía, instrucción, orientación
Catalanconsell, guia, instrucció, orientació
English > direction: 9 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe act of setting and holding a course.
Example"a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
Synonymssteering, guidance
NarroweraimThe action of directing something at an object
celestial guidanceA method of controlling the flight of a missile or spacecraft by reference to the positions of celestial bodies
command guidanceA method of controlling the flight of a missile by commands originating from the ground or from another missile
drivingThe act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal
inertial guidance, inertial navigationA method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to inertial forces
navigation, pilotage, pilotingThe guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
terrestrial guidanceA method of controlling the flight of a missile by devices that respond to the strength and direction of the earth's gravitational field
BroadercontrolThe activity of managing or exerting control over something
Spanishdirección
Catalandirecció
English > direction: 9 senses > noun 8, communication
MeaningA formal statement of a command or injunction to do something.
Synonymscommission, charge
NarrowermisdirectionAn incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
Broadercommand, bid, bidding, dictationAn authoritative direction or instruction to do something
Spanishencargo, encomienda
Catalanencàrrec
English > direction: 9 senses > noun 9, cognition
MeaningThe concentration of attention or energy on something.
Example "he had no direction in his life"
Synonymsfocus, focusing, focussing, focal point, centering
NarrowerparticularismA focus on something particular
Broaderconcentration, engrossment, absorption, immersioncomplete attention
Spanishenfoque
Catalanfocus

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