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KK Pronunciation

〔 dәˋrєkt,daI- 〕


〔 diˊrekt,dai- 〕

Overview of verb direct

The verb direct has 13 senses

  • direct -- (command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework")

  • target, aim, place, direct, point -- (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")

  • direct -- (guide the actors in (plays and films))

  • direct -- (be in charge of)

  • lead, take, direct, conduct, guide -- (take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace")

  • send, direct -- (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")

  • aim, take, train, take aim, direct -- (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")

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

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

  • calculate, aim, direct -- (specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public)

  • steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise -- (direct the course; determine the direction of travelling)

  • address, direct -- (put an address on (an envelope))

  • mastermind, engineer, direct, organize, organise, orchestrate -- (plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery")

Overview of adj direct

The adj direct has 10 senses

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

  • direct, unmediated -- (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")

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

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

  • direct -- (moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth)

  • direct -- (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)")

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

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

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

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

Overview of adv direct

The adv direct has 1 sense

  • directly, straight, direct -- (without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office")