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

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.

Not direct in spatial dimension. Not leading by a straight line or course to a destination.

Sometimes taking an indirect path saves time.
You must take an indirect course in sailing.

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.

Extended senses. Not direct in manner or language or behavior or action.

Making indirect but legitimate inquiries.
An indirect insult.
Doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind.
Though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest.
Known as a shady indirect fellow.

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

Descended from a common ancestor but through different lines.

Cousins are collateral relatives.
An indirect descendant of the Stuarts.
collateral, indirect

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

Moving from east to west on the celestial sphere. Or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of 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).

Opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity.

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

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

Example : Direct current.

(of a current) reversing direction.

Alternating 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

बिना बीच में रुके।

तुम यहाँ से सीधे घर जाना।
सीधा, सीधे

बिना मुड़े, घूमे या झुके।

आप यहाँ से सीधे जाइए और डाकखाने से बाएँ मुड़ जाइएगा।
सीधा, सीधे

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

* किसी विशेष लक्ष्य को पाने या प्रभावित करने का इरादा करना या चाहना।

अर्जुन ने पक्षी की आँख को निशाना बनाया।
आजकल प्रत्येक राजनैतिक दल एक दूसरे को निशाना बना रहे हैं।
निशाना बनाना, लक्ष्य बनाना, लक्ष्य साधना

वार करने के लिए अस्त्र आदि को इस प्रकार रखना कि वार लक्ष्य पर हो।

उड़ती चिड़िया पर वार करने के लिए शिकारी ने निशाना साधा।
निशाना बाँधना, निशाना साधना

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


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