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
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
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
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
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;
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
Directorial - (a.) Having the quality of a director, or authoritative
Directorial - (a.) Pertaining to: director or directory; specifically,
relating to the Directory of France under the first republic. See
Directorship - (n.) The condition or office of a director; directorate.
Directory - (a.) Containing directions; enjoining; instructing;
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
Directory - (n.) A body of directors; board of management; especially, a
committee which held executive power in France under the first
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;
Indirectly - (adv.) In an direct manner; not in a straight line or
course; not in express terms; obliquely; not by direct means; hence,
Indirectness - (n.) The quality or state of being indirect; obliquity;
Indirectness - (n.) Deviation from an upright or straightforward course;
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
Misdirection - (n.) An error of a judge in charging the jury on a matter
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