Direction

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Direction Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
  • the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
  • the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"
  • a general course along which something has a tendency to develop; "I couldn''t follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm"
  • something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  • a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
  • a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge''s charge to the jury"
  • a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn''t know the way home"
  • the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home" ,
  • the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind" ,
  • a general course along which something has a tendency to develop; "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm" ,
  • something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action ,
  • the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?" ,
  • a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them" ,
  • the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king" ,
  • a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury" ,
  • the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"

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Direction Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Direction follows an imaginary line connecting two points. Something following the line is moving in that direction. People show directions by pointing.

The word direction is made from the root direct meaning to guide.

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'Direction' example sentence in quotations


* Each man has his own vocation his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. - Johann von Goethe

* People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend. - Walter Savage Landor


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