Definition Of direct


(of a person or their behavior) going straight to the point; frank.

He's somewhat direct and straightforward in his approach to business.

aim (something) in a particular direction or at a particular person.

heating ducts to direct warm air to rear-seat passengers

control the operations of; manage or govern.

an economic elite directed the nation's affairs

extending or moving from one place to another by the shortest way without changing direction or stopping.

there was no direct flight that day

give (someone) an official order or authoritative instruction.

the judge directed him to perform community service

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Example Of direct

  • a direct butt joint between surfaces of steel

  • a direct descendant of Edward III

  • A direct descendant of Henry VII, Viscount Mountgarret was Eton and Sandhurst educated and a former captain in the Irish Guards.

  • A correspondent rightly faults me for not giving the direct quotation.

  • A quick check established that this was the case with all of the references given in the book, even for direct quotations.

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