Associations to the word «Direct»


DIRECT, adjective. Proceeding without deviation or interruption.
DIRECT, adjective. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end.
DIRECT, adjective. Straightforward; sincere.
DIRECT, adjective. Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.
DIRECT, adjective. In the line of descent; not collateral.
DIRECT, adjective. (astronomy) In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; said of the motion of a celestial body.
DIRECT, adjective. (political science) Pertaining to, or effected immediately by, action of the people through their votes instead of through one or more representatives or delegates.
DIRECT, adverb. Directly.
DIRECT, verb. To manage, control, steer.
DIRECT, verb. To aim (something) at (something else).
DIRECT, verb. To point out or show to (somebody) the right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way.
DIRECT, verb. To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order.
DIRECT, verb. (dated) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent.
DIRECT ACTION, noun. A form of political activism, in which participants act directly, ignoring established political procedures. This is often (but not always) accomplished by means of strikes, workplace occupations, sabotage, sit-ins, squatting, revolutionary/guerrilla warfare, demonstrations, vandalism or graffiti.
DIRECT ACTIVIST, noun. A person who participates in direct action
DIRECT ACTIVIST, adjective. Of or relating to direct action
DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITE, noun. (television) a television satellite that broadcasts directly to the final recepient/viewer, to a home satellite dish.
DIRECT BROADCAST SATELLITES, noun. Plural of direct broadcast satellite
DIRECT COUPLING, noun. Energy transfer achieved by means of physical contact, i.e., coupling other than inductive or capacitive coupling.
DIRECT CURRENT, noun. An electric circuit in which voltage and current do not vary with time
DIRECT CURRENT, noun. An electric current in which the electrons flow in one direction, but may vary with time
DIRECT CUT, noun. A film punctuation in which there is a direct instantaneous transition between one scene and the next
DIRECT DEBIT, noun. A single order to allow a commercial, or similar entity to charge directly to one's bank for a regular payment.
DIRECT DEBITS, noun. Plural of direct debit
DIRECT DEPOSIT, noun. A deposit of money straight from the source (and initiated by the source) into a bank account, by wire, or other means.
DIRECT DEPOSITS, noun. Plural of direct deposit
DIRECT EXAMINATION, noun. (legal): In a legal trial, the questioning of a witness by the attorney for the party who has called the witness to testify.
DIRECT EXAMINATIONS, noun. Plural of direct examination
DIRECT FLIGHT, noun. (travel) A flight in which the passenger makes intermediate stops but does not change aircraft.
DIRECT FLIGHT, noun. (ornithology) A flight where the bird's altitude does not change significantly with each wing beat.
DIRECT FREE KICK, noun. (soccer) a free kick from which a goal may be scored directly
DIRECT INITIATIVE, noun. A measure put directly to a vote after being submitted by a petition.
DIRECT INWARD DIALING, noun. The ability to make an external telephone call to an internal extension within an organization
DIRECT MAIL, noun. Alternative expression for junk mail.
DIRECT MARKETING, noun. (business) (marketing) Marketing that reaches customers by communications directly addressed to the customer.
DIRECT MATERNAL DEATH, noun. A maternal death that is the result of a complication of the pregnancy, delivery, or their management.
DIRECT OBJECT, noun. (grammar) The noun or noun phrase that a verb is directly acting upon.
DIRECT OBJECTS, noun. Plural of direct object
DIRECT PRIMARY, noun. (US) A primary in which voters directly select candidates for office by popular vote
DIRECT PRODUCT, noun. (set theory) The set of functions from the indexing set of an indexed family of sets to the union of the family, whose values at any given index lie in the set indexed thereby.
DIRECT PRODUCT, noun. (mathematics) The generalization of direct product (1) to arbitrary categories.
DIRECT PRODUCTS, noun. Plural of direct product
DIRECT REPORT, noun. An employee whose is directly under the supervision of a particular manager
DIRECT SPEECH, noun. (grammar) the writing of speech, using the exact words of the speaker, usually between quotation marks
DIRECT SUM, noun. (mathematics) coproduct in some categories, like abelian groups, topological spaces or modules
DIRECT SUMS, noun. Plural of direct sum
DIRECT VERB, noun. (grammar) A verb that agrees in person and number with the subject of a clause, by conjugation. Conjugation is a form of inflection.
DIRECT VERBS, noun. Plural of direct verb

Dictionary definition

DIRECT, verb. Command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework".
DIRECT, verb. 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, verb. Guide the actors in (plays and films).
DIRECT, verb. Be in charge of.
DIRECT, verb. Take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace".
DIRECT, verb. 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".
DIRECT, verb. 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".
DIRECT, verb. Lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years".
DIRECT, verb. Give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall".
DIRECT, verb. Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
DIRECT, verb. Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling.
DIRECT, verb. Put an address on (an envelope).
DIRECT, verb. Plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery".
DIRECT, adverb. Without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office".
DIRECT, adjective. Direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit".
DIRECT, adjective. 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, adjective. Straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach".
DIRECT, adjective. In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity".
DIRECT, adjective. Moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth.
DIRECT, adjective. 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, adjective. (of a current) flowing in one direction only; "direct current".
DIRECT, adjective. Being an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident".
DIRECT, adjective. In precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim".
DIRECT, adjective. Lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact; "the direct opposite".

Wise words

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