1. [Adjective]: of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating; "direct current"
2. [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)"
3. [Adjective]: in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
4. [Adjective]: direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
5. [Adjective]: extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
6. [Adjective]: moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
7. [Adverb]: without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
8. in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"
9. as an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident"
10. 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"
11. 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"
12. exact; "the direct opposite"
13. [Verb]: put an address on (an envelope, for example)
14. [Verb]: 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"
15. [Verb]: lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
16. [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"
17. [Verb]: be in charge of
18. [Verb]: specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
19. [Verb]: give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall"
20. [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"
21. [Verb]: guide the actors in (plays and films)
22. [Verb]: direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
23. [Verb]: take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
24. [Verb]: plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
25. [Verb]: command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
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