Complete Definition of "direct"

English

Etymology
From L. directus, past participle of dirigere âstraighten, directâ, from di- + regere âmake straight, ruleâ.

Pronunciation
IPA|/dɪËrÉkt/, /ËdaɪËrÉkt/, /dÉËÉkt/
SAMPA|/dI"rEkt/, /%daI"rEkt/, /d3`"Ekt/
audio|en-us-direct.ogg|Audio (US)
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-Ékt|-Ékt

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Straight, constant, without interruption.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To manage, control, steer.
  2. To aim at.

#:They directed their fire towards the men on the wall.
#:He directed his question to the room in general.

Translations
trans-top|to manager, control, steer
Esperanto: gvidi
Hebrew: ×× ×× (lenahel)
trans-mid
Russian: ÑпÑавлÑÑÑ (upravl'át')
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trans-top|to aim at
Hebrew: ××××× (lekhaven)
trans-mid
Russian: напÑавлÑÑÑ/напÑавиÑÑ (napravl'át'/naprávit'), наÑеливаÑÑ/наÑелиÑÑ (nacélivat'/nacélit')
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Derived terms
direct action
direct current
direct flight
direct initiative
direction
director
indirect

Related terms
adroit
dirge
dirigible
dress

Category:Positive words


Dutch

Adverb
direct

  1. immediately

Synonyms
onmiddellijk
meteen
rechtstreeks

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