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Direction meaning

direction - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  2. 2. That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors.
  6. 6. The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o public affairs or of a bank.
  7. 7. 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.
  8. 8. Act of directing; aim; course; relative position; order; address.

direction - examples of usage

  1. " Down there," and the child jerked her head in the direction of a narrow court near by.
  2. Better men than I died in every direction. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. Soon she turned and walked as rapidly in the other direction. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
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