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Definition of direct:

  1. A character, thus [], placed at the end of a staff on the line or space of the first note of the next staff, to apprise the performer of its situation.
  2. Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.
  3. In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; - said of the motion of a celestial body.
  4. In the line of descent; not collateral; as, a descendant in the direct line.
  5. Pertaining to, or effected immediately by, action of the people through their votes instead of through one or more representatives or delegates; as, direct nomination, direct legislation.
  6. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means.
  7. Straightforward; not of crooked ways, or swerving from truth and openness; sincere; outspoken.
  8. To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance.
  9. To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army.
  10. To give direction; to point out a course; to act as guide.
  11. To point out or show to ( any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left- hand road.
  12. To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go.
  13. To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter.

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