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    Definition:
    Dire - (superl.) Ill-boding; portentous; as, dire omens.
    Dire - (superl.) Evil in great degree; dreadful; dismal; horrible; terrible; lamentable.
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    Direct - (a.) Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means.
    Direct - (a.) Straightforward; not of crooked ways, or swerving from truth and openness; sincere; outspoken.
    Direct - (a.) Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.
    Direct - (a.) In the line of descent; not collateral; as, a descendant in the direct line.
    Direct - (a.) 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.
    Directed - (imp. & p. p.) of Direct
    Directing - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Direct
    Direct - (v. t.) To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance.
    Direct - (v. t.) To point out or show to (any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left-hand road.
    Direct - (v. t.) To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army.
    Direct - (v. t.) To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go.
    Direct - (v. t.) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter.
    Direct - (v. i.) To give direction; to point out a course; to act as guide.
    Direct - (n.) A character, thus [/], placed at the end of a staff on the line or space of the first note of the next staff, to apprise the performer of its situation.
    Direct-acting - (a.) Acting directly, as one part upon another, without the intervention of other working parts.
    Directer - (n.) One who directs; a director.
    Direction - (n.) The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o/ public affairs or of a bank.
    Direction - (n.) That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.
    Direction - (n.) 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.
    Direction - (n.) 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.
    Direction - (n.) The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors.
    Direction - (n.) 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.
    Directive - (a.) Having power to direct; tending to direct, guide, or govern; showing the way.
    Directive - (a.) Able to be directed; manageable.
    Directly - (adv.) In a direct manner; in a straight line or course.
    Directly - (adv.) In a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means.
    Directly - (adv.) Without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.
    Directly - (adv.) Exactly; just.
    Directly - (adv.) Straightforwardly; honestly.
    Directly - (adv.) Manifestly; openly.
    Directly - (adv.) Straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately.
    Directly - (adv.) Immediately after; as soon as.
    Directness - (n.) The quality of being direct; straightness; straightforwardness; immediateness.
    Director - (n.) One who, or that which, directs; one who regulates, guides, or orders; a manager or superintendent.
    Director - (n.) One of a body of persons appointed to manage the affairs of a company or corporation; as, the directors of a bank, insurance company, or railroad company.
    Director - (n.) A part of a machine or instrument which directs its motion or action.
    Director - (n.) A slender grooved instrument upon which a knife is made to slide when it is wished to limit the extent of motion of the latter, or prevent its injuring the parts beneath.
    Directorate - (n.) The office of director; also, a body of directors taken jointly.
    Directorial - (a.) Having the quality of a director, or authoritative guide; directive.
    Directorial - (a.) Pertaining to: director or directory; specifically, relating to the Directory of France under the first republic. See Directory, 3.
    Directorship - (n.) The condition or office of a director; directorate.
    Directory - (a.) Containing directions; enjoining; instructing; directorial.
    Directories - (pl. ) of Directory
    Directory - (n.) A collection or body of directions, rules, or ordinances; esp., a book of directions for the conduct of worship; as, the Directory used by the nonconformists instead of the Prayer Book.
    Directory - (n.) A book containing the names and residences of the inhabitants of any place, or of classes of them; an address book; as, a business directory.
    Directory - (n.) A body of directors; board of management; especially, a committee which held executive power in France under the first republic.
    Directory - (n.) Direction; guide.
    Directress - (n.) A woman who directs.
    Directrixes - (pl. ) of Directrix
    Directrix - (n.) A directress.
    Directrix - (n.) A line along which a point in another line moves, or which in any way governs the motion of the point and determines the position of the curve generated by it; the line along which the generatrix moves in generating a surface.
    Directrix - (n.) A straight line so situated with respect to a conic section that the distance of any point of the curve from it has a constant ratio to the distance of the same point from the focus.
    Direful - (a.) Dire; dreadful; terrible; calamitous; woeful; as, a direful fiend; a direful day.
    Direly - (adv.) In a dire manner.
    Dirempt - (a.) Divided; separated.
    Dirempt - (v. t.) To separate by force; to tear apart.
    Diremption - (n.) A tearing apart; violent separation.
    Direness - (n.) Terribleness; horror; woefulness.
    Direption - (n.) The act of plundering, despoiling, or snatching away.
    Direptitious - (a.) Characterized by direption.
    Direptitiously - (adv.) With plundering violence; by violent injustice.
    Indirect - (a.) Not direct; not straight or rectilinear; deviating from a direct line or course; circuitous; as, an indirect road.
    Indirect - (a.) Not tending to an aim, purpose, or result by the plainest course, or by obvious means, but obliquely or consequentially; by remote means; as, an indirect accusation, attack, answer, or proposal.
    Indirect - (a.) Not straightforward or upright; unfair; dishonest; tending to mislead or deceive.
    Indirect - (a.) Not resulting directly from an act or cause, but more or less remotely connected with or growing out of it; as, indirect results, damages, or claims.
    Indirect - (a.) Not reaching the end aimed at by the most plain and direct method; as, an indirect proof, demonstration, etc.
    Indirected - (a.) Not directed; aimless.
    Indirection - (n.) Oblique course or means; dishonest practices; indirectness.
    Indirectly - (adv.) In an direct manner; not in a straight line or course; not in express terms; obliquely; not by direct means; hence, unfairly; wrongly.
    Indirectness - (n.) The quality or state of being indirect; obliquity; deviousness; crookedness.
    Indirectness - (n.) Deviation from an upright or straightforward course; unfairness; dishonesty.
    Indiretin - (n.) A dark brown resinous substance obtained from indican.
    Misdirect - (v. t.) To give a wrong direction to; as, to misdirect a passenger, or a letter; to misdirect one's energies.
    Misdirection - (n.) The act of directing wrongly, or the state of being so directed.
    Misdirection - (n.) An error of a judge in charging the jury on a matter of law.
    Pedireme - (n.) A crustacean, some of whose feet serve as oars.
    Redirect - (a.) Applied to the examination of a witness, by the party calling him, after the cross-examination.
    Undirect - (v. t.) To misdirect; to mislead.
    Undirect - (a.) Indirect.
    Undirected - (a.) Not directed; not guided; left without direction.
    Undirected - (a.) Not addressed; not superscribed, as a letter.
    Undirected - (a.) Misdirected; misled; led astray.
    Undirectly - (adv.) Indirectly.
    Voir dire - () An oath administered to a witness, usually before being sworn in chief, requiring him to speak the truth, or make true answers in reference to matters inquired of, to ascertain his competency to give evidence.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Dire - adj. 1 a calamitous, dreadful. B ominous. C (predic) colloq. Very bad. 2 urgent (in dire need). [latin]
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    Direct - adj. 1 extending or moving in a straight line or by the shortest route; not crooked or circuitous. 2 straightforward; frank. 3 with nothing or no-one in between; personal (direct line). 4 (of descent) lineal, not collateral. 5 complete, greatest possible (the direct opposite). adv. 1 in a direct way or manner (dealt with them direct). 2 by the direct route (sent direct to london). v. 1 control; govern or guide (duty directs me). 2 (foll. By to + infin., or that + clause) order (a person) to. 3 (foll. By to) a address (a letter etc.). B tell or show (a person) the way to (a place). 4 (foll. By at, to, towards) point, aim, or turn (a blow, attention, or remark). 5 (also absol.) Supervise the performing, staging, etc., of (a film, play, etc.). directness n. [latin dirigo from rego rect- guide]
    Direct current - n. Electric current flowing in one direction only.
    Direct debit - n. Regular debiting of a bank account at the request of the payee.
    Direct-grant school - n. School funded by the government and not a local authority.
    Direction - n. 1 directing; supervision. 2 (usu. In pl.) Order or instruction. 3 line along which, or point to or from which, a person or thing moves or looks. 4 tendency or scope of a theme, subject, etc.
    Directional - adj. 1 of or indicating direction. 2 sending or receiving radio or sound waves in one particular direction.
    Directive - n. Order from an authority. adj. Serving to direct.
    Directly - adv. 1 a at once; without delay, immediately (directly after lunch). B presently, shortly. 2 exactly (directly opposite). 3 in a direct manner. conj. Colloq. As soon as (will tell you directly they come).
    Direct object - n. Primary object of the action of a transitive verb.
    Director - n. 1 person who directs or controls, esp. A member of the board of a company. 2 person who directs a film, play, etc. directorial adj. Directorship n.
    Directorate - n. 1 board of directors. 2 office of director.
    Director-general - n. Chief executive of a large organization.
    Directory - n. (pl. -ies) book with a list of telephone subscribers, inhabitants of a district, or members of a profession etc. [latin: related to *direct]
    Directory enquiries - n.pl. Telephone service providing a subscriber's number on request.
    Directress - n. Woman director.
    Direct speech - n. Words actually spoken, not reported.
    Direct tax - n. Tax that one pays directly to the government, esp. On income.
    Ex-directory - adj. Not listed in a telephone directory, at one's own request.
    Funeral director - n. Undertaker.
    Indirect - adj. 1 not going straight to the point. 2 (of a route etc.) Not straight. 3 a not directly sought (indirect result). B not primary (indirect cause). indirectly adv.
    Indirect object - n. Gram. Person or thing affected by a verbal action but not primarily acted on (e.g. Him in give him the book).
    Indirect question - n. Gram. Question in indirect speech.
    Indirect speech - n. = *reported speech.
    Indirect tax - n. Tax on goods and services, not on income or profits.
    Managing director - n. Director with executive control or authority.
    Misdirect - v. Direct wrongly. misdirection n.
    Multidirectional - adj. Of, involving, or operating in several directions.
    Redirect - v. 1 direct again; send in a different direction. 2 readdress (a letter etc.).
    Stage direction - n. Instruction in a play as to actors' movements, sound effects, etc.
    Telephone directory - n. Book listing telephone subscribers and numbers.

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