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Definitions of direction

  1. a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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
  3. a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Act of directing; aim; course; relative position; order; address. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. 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.
  15. Superintendence; command; order. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. The name and residence of a person; address. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.

Usage examples for direction

  1. She had seen them walk by the back piazza, but did not notice in what direction they had gone. – The Girl at Cobhurst by Frank Richard Stockton
  2. You're headed in the wrong direction – An Autobiography of Buffalo Bill (Colonel W. F. Cody) by Buffalo Bill (William Frederick Cody)
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