direct direct  /də ˈrɛkt/


  1. (v) intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  2. (v) guide the actors in (plays and films)
  3. (v) be in charge of
  4. (v) take somebody somewhere
  5. (v) cause to go somewhere
  6. (v) point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  7. (v) lead, as in the performance of a composition
  8. (v) give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
  9. (v) specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
  10. (v) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  11. (v) put an address on (an envelope)
  12. (v) plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
  13. (adj) direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short
  14. (adj) having no intervening persons, agents, conditions
  15. (adj) straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
  16. (adj) in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
  17. (adj) moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
  18. (adj) similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
  19. (adj) (of a current) flowing in one direction only
  20. (adj) being an immediate result or consequence
  21. (adj) in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
  22. (adj) lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
  23. (adv) without deviation
  24. (v) command with authority


  1. Some call it direct mail, others know it as junk, but Americans love the paper flood washing over them as much as they say they hate it.
  2. The direct flights agreement represents the first major step his administration has taken to meeting that pledge.
  3. Senator Claire McCaskill direct to camera mixed with stills of Senator Obama in US Senate.


  1. Russian Direct Investment Fund and Mubadala establish co-investment fund

    ST PETERSBURG, Russia and ABU DHABI, UAE, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Mubadala Development Company (Mubadala), the Abu Dhabi-based investment and development ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Direct Insite Corp. President and CEO Matthew E. Oakes Interviewed on SNNLive

    FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Direct Insite , a leading provider of cloud-based e-invoicing solutions for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable Transformation, announced today that Direct Insite President ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Direct Response Group Releases Penguin 2.0 Strategy Guide

    Direct Response Group, a leading New York search engine optimization company and Long Island advertising agency, has released a free guide to help webmasters understand Google Penguin 2.0 and other ranking factors. (PRWeb June 20, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 20, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "I direct my personal representative to permit no members of the press to be present at my wake or funeral," Coleman stated.
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Gary Coleman Source: Hindustan Times

  2. "We believe there are opportunities to further narrow those gaps, to allow the sides to take that next step to direct talks," said Daniel Shapiro, the senior Middle East director at the National Security Council.
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Daniel Source: Ventura County Star

  3. "I believe that the government of Israel is prepared to engage in such direct talks, and I commend the prime minister for that," Obama said. "I believe that Prime Minister Netanyahu wants peace. I think he's willing to take risks for peace."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Jerusalem Post

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