direction
noun Date: 15th century 1. guidance or supervision of action or conduct ; management 2. archaic superscription 3. a. an explicit instruction ; order b. assistance in pointing out the proper route — usually used in plural <
asked for directions to the beach
>
4. the line or course on which something is moving or is aimed to move or along which something is pointing or facing 5. archaic directorate 1 6. a. a channel or direct course of thought or action b. tendency, trend c. a guiding, governing, or motivating purpose 7. a. the art and technique of directing an orchestra, band, or a show (as for stage or screen) b. a word, phrase, or sign indicating the appropriate tempo, mood, or intensity of a passage or movement in music • directionless adjectivedirectionlessness noun

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  • direction — DIRECTION. s. f. Conduite. Sous la direction d un tel. Prendre la direction de quelque affaire. Il a la direction de plusieurs consciences. [b]f♛/b] On dit d Un jeune homme, relativement à sa conduite, qu Il a pris une bonne ou une mauvaise… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Direction — may refer to: Direction (geometry) Relative direction, for instance left, right, forward, backwards, up, and down Compass direction Film direction, the filmmaker who is in charge of the making of the visual medium Stage direction, also called… …   Wikipedia

  • Direction — Di*rec tion, n. [L. directio: cf. F. direction.] 1. The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o? public affairs or of a bank. [1913 Webster] I do… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • direction — Direction. subst. fem. verb. Conduite. Sous la direction d un tel. prendre la direction de quelque affaire. On appelle, Direction des finances, ou simplement, Direction, Certaine assemblée qui se fait pour regler les affaires qui regardent les… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • direction — I (course) noun aim, approach, bearing, bent, blueprint, course of action, cursus, design, draft, drift, heading, inclination, line, map, master plan, method, outline, plan, policy, procedure, program, range, regio, route, scheme, strategy,… …   Law dictionary

  • direction — [n1] management administration, charge, command, control, government, guidance, leadership, order, oversight, superintendence, supervision; concepts 299,325 direction [n2] course, route aim, angle, area, aspect, bearing, beeline*, bent, bias,… …   New thesaurus

  • Direction — Direction, lat. deutsch, Richtung, Leitung. Directionslinie, die Linie, in der ein Körper in der einfachen Bewegung fortgeht; die Marschrichtung einer Truppenabtheilung; die für eine Verschanzung ausgesteckte Linie …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • direction — c.1400, orderly arrangement; c.1500 as action of directing, from L. directionem (nom. directio), noun of action from pp. stem of dirigere (see DIRECT (Cf. direct) (v.)). Meaning course pursued by a moving object is from 1660s. Related:… …   Etymology dictionary

  • direction — ► NOUN 1) a course along which someone or something moves, or which leads to a destination. 2) a point to or from which a person or thing moves or faces. 3) the action of directing or managing people. 4) (directions) instructions on how to reach… …   English terms dictionary

  • direction — [də rek′shən; ] also [ dīrek′shən] n. [ME direccioun < L directio] 1. the act of directing; management; supervision 2. [usually pl.] instructions for doing, operating, using, preparing, etc. 3. an authoritative order or command 4. the point… …   English World dictionary

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