plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
"he masterminded the robbery"
put an address on (an envelope)
direct the course
determine the direction of travelling
specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
give directions to
point somebody into a certain direction
"I directed them towards the town hall"
lead, as in the performance of a composition
"conduct an orchestra
Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
"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"
- take aim
cause to go somewhere
"The explosion sent the car flying in the air"
"She sent her children to camp"
"He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
take somebody somewhere
"We lead him to our chief"
"can you take me to the main entrance?"
"He conducted us to the palace"
be in charge of
guide the actors in (plays and films)
intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
"He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"
"criticism directed at her superior"
"direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
command with authority
"He directed the children to do their homework"
lacking compromising or mitigating elements
"the direct opposite"
in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
"a direct quotation"
"repeated their dialog verbatim"
being an immediate result or consequence
"a direct result of the accident"
(of a current) flowing in one direction only
similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
"a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)"
moving from west to east on the celestial sphere
or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child
"a direct descendant of the king"
straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
"a direct question"
"a direct response"
"a direct approach"
having no intervening persons, agents, conditions
"in direct sunlight"
"in direct contact with the voters"
"direct exposure to the disease"
"a direct link"
"the direct cause of the accident"
direct in spatial dimensions
proceeding without deviation or interruption
straight and short
"a direct route"
"a direct flight"
"a direct hit"
"the path leads directly to the lake"
"went direct to the office"