di·rec·tion noun \də-ˈrek-shən, dī-\
: the course or path on which something is moving or pointing
directions : a statement that tells a person what to do and how to do it : an order or instruction
: instructions that tell you how to go to a place
: guidance or supervision of action or conduct : management
a : an explicit instruction : order
b : assistance in pointing out the proper route —usually used in plural <asked for directions to the beach>
: the line or course on which something is moving or is aimed to move or along which something is pointing or facing
a : a channel or direct course of thought or action
b : tendency, trend
c : a guiding, governing, or motivating purpose
a : the art and technique of directing an orchestra, band, or a show (as for stage or screen)
b : a word, phrase, or sign indicating the appropriate tempo, mood, or intensity of a passage or movement in music
— di·rec·tion·less \-ləs\ adjective
— di·rec·tion·less·ness noun
Examples of DIRECTION
- The army attacked from three different directions.
- Down the road, he could see a bus coming from the opposite direction.
- The wind changed direction and started blowing in our faces.
- Carefully read the directions before you begin the test.
- Directions appear on the package.
- We had to stop to ask for directions to the beach.
- Excuse me. Could you please give me directions to the movie theater?
- He was put in charge and given overall direction of the program.
- Twenty-three employees work under her direction.
- Several nurses working under the direction of this doctor have made complaints.
First Known Use of DIRECTION
Related to DIRECTION
- behest, charge, commandment, decree, dictate, command, directive, do, edict, imperative, injunction, instruction, order, word
Rhymes with DIRECTION
, cross section
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