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Definitions of direction

  1. the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. direction or advice as to a decision or course of action Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a general course along which something has a tendency to develop; "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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The line or course upon which anything is moving or aimed to move, or in which anything is lying or pointing; aim; line or point of tendency; direct line or course; as, the ship sailed in a southeasterly direction. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o public affairs or of a bank. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; - distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. Act of guiding or showing; aim; line of motion; address, as of a letter, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Aim at a certain point: the line or course in which anything moves: guidance: command: the body of persons who guide or manage a matter: the written name and residence of a person. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Act of directing; aim; course; relative position; order; address. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The position of one point in relation to another; relative position; tendency; aim. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Superintendence; command; order. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. The name and residence of a person; address. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The act of directing; end aimed at; the line in which a body moves; course; the act of governing; management; guidance; instruction in what manner to proceed; the address on a letter; a body or board of directors. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Aim at a certain point; the line in which a body moves by force; a particular line or course; superintendence or management; guidance; order; instruction; the name, address, &c., on the back of a letter; the managers of a public company. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; -- distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object. mso.anu.edu.au
  26. Directing, aiming, guiding, managing; =DIRECTORATE; instruction what to do, order, (usu. pl.); address on letter or parcel; course pursued by moving body, point to which one moves or looks, (in the d. of London, London wards), scope, sphere, subject, (new dd. of inquiry, improvement in many dd.). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  27. n. Act of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering;—that which is imposed by direction; authoritative instructions; prescription;—name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address;—line or course upon which any thing is moving or aimed to move; line or point of tendency;—a board of directors or managers. Cabinet Dictionary
  28. Aim at a certain point; motion impressed by a certain impulse; order, command, prescription. Complete Dictionary

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