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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command (part of speech: verb)
straight (part of speech: adjective)
control (part of speech: verb)
direct (part of speech: verb)
articulate (part of speech: adjective)
succinct (part of speech: adjective)
artless (part of speech: adjective)
naive, sincere, frank, undeceptive, honest, overt, broad, trusting, downright, unsophisticated, artless, outgoing, callow, candid, undisguised, unbeguiling, natural, unrestrained, plain-spoken, unaffected, open, unartful, plain, blunt, ingenuous, genuine, uncalculating, undeceitful, un-artificial, straightforward, undeceiving
simple (part of speech: adjective)
intelligible (part of speech: adjective)
master (part of speech: verb)
advise (part of speech: verb)
- Sylvia said nothing in direct reply; Kester almost thought she could not have heard him. - "Sylvia's Lovers -- Complete", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell.
- He walked fairly close to the window this time, keeping well out of the direct line of it, however, and there stood gazing out into the street. - "The Exploits of Elaine", Arthur B. Reeve.
- But this is not direct food for the soul. - "Guide to the Kindergarten and Intermediate Class and Moral Culture of Infancy.", Elizabeth P. Peabody Mary Mann.