Dictionary Results for direction


1. direction - noun

· a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"

Synonym(s): way

Hypernym(s): path, route, itinerary




2. direction - noun

· the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"

Hypernym(s): position, spatial_relation




3. direction - noun

· a general course along which something has a tendency to develop; "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm"

Hypernym(s): inclination, disposition, tendency




4. direction - noun

· something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

Synonym(s): guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling

Hypernym(s): message, content, subject_matter, substance




5. direction - noun

· the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

Synonym(s): management

Hypernym(s): social_control




6. direction - noun

· a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

Synonym(s): instruction

Hypernym(s): message, content, subject_matter, substance




7. direction - noun

· the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"

Synonym(s): steering, guidance

Hypernym(s): control




8. direction - noun

· a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"

Synonym(s): commission, charge

Hypernym(s): command, bid, bidding, dictation




9. direction - noun

· the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"

Synonym(s): focus, focusing, focussing, focal_point, centering

Hypernym(s): concentration, engrossment, absorption, immersion





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