direct  

  • Pronunciation of direct: D ER0 EH1 K T

  • Number of syllables of direct: 2

  • Pronunciation Video of direct

  • Definition of direct

    • (v): plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"  
    • (v): specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public  
    • (v): command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"  
    • (v): give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall"  
    • (v): put an address on (an envelope, for example)  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "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"  
    • (v): guide the actors in (plays and films)  
    • (v): lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"  
    • (v): direct the course; determine the direction of travelling  
    • (v): 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"  
    • (v): take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"  
    • (v): be in charge of  
    • (s): exact; "the direct opposite"  
    • (s): effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives; "many people favor direct election of the President rather than election by the Electoral College"  
    • (a): direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"  
    • (a): of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating; "direct current"  
    • (a): extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"  
    • (a): 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)"  
    • (a): moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth  
    • (s): immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening; "in direct sunlight"; "in direct contact with the voters"; "direct exposure to the disease"; "a direct link"; "the direct cause of the accident"  
    • (s): in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"  
    • (a): in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"  
    • (s): as an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident"  
    • (r): without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"  

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