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Direction - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Direction' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Direction [ n.]
- The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o/ public affairs or of a bank.
- That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.
- The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter.
- The line or course upon which anything is moving or aimed to move, or in which anything is lying or pointing; aim; line or point of tendency; direct line or course; as, the ship sailed in a southeasterly direction.
- The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors.
- The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; -- distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object.

Meaning of 'Direction' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . direction [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the act of setting and holding a course
Example in sentence:
  • a new council was installed under the direction of the king
Meaning (2):
- a line leading to a place or point
Example in sentence:
  • didn't know the way home;
  • he looked the other direction
Meaning (3):
- the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
Example in sentence:
  • he checked the direction and velocity of the wind
Meaning (4):
- a message describing how something is to be done
Example in sentence:
  • he gave directions faster than she could follow them
Meaning (5):
- the concentration of attention or energy on something
Example in sentence:
  • he had no direction in his life;
  • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
Meaning (6):
- the act of managing something
Example in sentence:
  • he was given overall management of the program;
  • is the direction of the economy a function of government?
Meaning (7):
- a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
Example in sentence:
  • his ideals determined the direction of his career;
  • I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts;
  • they proposed a new direction for the firm
Meaning (8):
- a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
Example in sentence:
  • the judge's charge to the jury