direct

direct
I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French directer, from Latin directus straight, from past participle of dirigere to direct — more at dress Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. obsolete to write (a letter) to a person b. to mark with the name and address of the intended recipient c. to impart orally d. to adapt in expression so as to have particular applicability <
a lawyer who directs his appeals to intelligence
>
2. a. to regulate the activities or course of b. to carry out the organizing, energizing, and supervising of <
direct a project
>
c. to dominate and determine the course of d. to train and lead performances of <
direct a movie
>
3. to cause to turn, move, or point undeviatingly or to follow a straight course <
X rays are directed through the body
>
4. to point, extend, or project in a specified line or course <
direct the nozzle downward
>
5. to request or enjoin with authority <
the judge directed the jury to acquit the defendant
>
6. to show or point out the way for <
signs directing us to the entrance
>
intransitive verb 1. to point out, prescribe, or determine a course or procedure 2. to act as director Synonyms: see command, conduct II. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin directus Date: 15th century 1. having or being motion in the general planetary direction from west to east ; not retrograde 2. a. stemming immediately from a source <
direct result
>
b. being or passing in a straight line of descent from parent to offspring ; lineal <
direct ancestor
>
c. having no compromising or impairing element <
a direct insult
>
3. a. proceeding from one point to another in time or space without deviation or interruption ; straight <
a direct line
>
b. proceeding by the shortest way <
the direct route
>
4. natural, straightforward <
a direct manner
>
5. a. marked by absence of an intervening agency, instrumentality, or influence <
making direct observations of nature
>
b. effected by the action of the people or the electorate and not by representatives <
direct democracy
>
c. consisting of or reproducing the exact words of a speaker or writer <
a direct quotation
>
6. characterized by close logical, causal, or consequential relationship <
direct evidence
>
7. capable of dyeing without the aid of a mordant III. adverb Date: 14th century in a direct way: as a. from point to point without deviation ; by the shortest way <
flew direct to Miami
>
b. from the source without interruption or diversion <
the writer must take his material direct from life — Douglas Stewart
>
c. without an intervening agency or step <
buy direct from the manufacturer
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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