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Meaning of word direct from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

direct (verb)

Meaning : Command with authority.

Example : He directed the children to do their homework.

Meaning : Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.

Example : He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face.
Criticism directed at her superior.
Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself.

Synonyms : aim, place, point, target

Meaning : Guide the actors in (plays and films).

Meaning : Be in charge of.

Meaning : Take somebody somewhere.

Example : We lead him to our chief.
Can you take me to the main entrance?.
He conducted us to the palace.

Synonyms : conduct, guide, lead, take

Meaning : Cause to go somewhere.

Example : The explosion sent the car flying in the air.
She sent her children to camp.
He directed all his energies into his dissertation.

Synonyms : send

Meaning : Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards.

Example : 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.

Synonyms : aim, take, take aim, train

Meaning : Lead, as in the performance of a composition.

Example : Conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years.

Synonyms : conduct, lead

Meaning : Give directions to. Point somebody into a certain direction.

Example : I directed them towards the town hall.

Meaning : Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.

Synonyms : aim, calculate

Meaning : Direct the course. Determine the direction of travelling.

Synonyms : channelise, channelize, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point, steer

Meaning : Put an address on (an envelope).

Synonyms : address

Meaning : Plan and direct (a complex undertaking).

Example : He masterminded the robbery.

Synonyms : engineer, mastermind, orchestrate, organise, organize

direct (adjective)

Meaning : Direct in spatial dimensions. Proceeding without deviation or interruption. Straight and short.

Example : A direct route.
A direct flight.
A direct hit.

Meaning : Having no intervening persons, agents, conditions.

Example : In direct sunlight.
In direct contact with the voters.
Direct exposure to the disease.
A direct link.
The direct cause of the accident.
Direct vote.

Synonyms : unmediated

Meaning : Straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action.

Example : A direct question.
A direct response.
A direct approach.

Meaning : In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child.

Example : Lineal ancestors.
Lineal heirs.
A direct descendant of the king.
Direct heredity.

Synonyms : lineal

Meaning : Moving from west to east on the celestial sphere. Or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth.

Meaning : Similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity.

Example : A term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases).

Meaning : (of a current) flowing in one direction only.

Example : Direct current.

Meaning : Being an immediate result or consequence.

Example : A direct result of the accident.

Meaning : In precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker.

Example : A direct quotation.
Repeated their dialog verbatim.

Synonyms : verbatim

Meaning : Lacking compromising or mitigating elements. Exact.

Example : The direct opposite.

direct (adverb)

Meaning : Without deviation.

Example : The path leads directly to the lake.
Went direct to the office.

Synonyms : directly, straight

Probable antonyms of direct :- alternating, collateral, indirect, inverse, retrograde

Hindi words for direct :- प्रत्यक्षतः, सीधा, सीधे