Meaning of DIRECTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ daɪrekʃ(ə)n ]

( directions)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


A direction is the general line that someone or something is moving or pointing in.

St Andrews was ten miles in the opposite direction...

He drove off in the direction of Larry’s shop...

The instruments will register every change of direction or height.

N-VAR : usu with supp


A direction is the general way in which something develops or progresses.

They threatened to walk out if the party did not change direction...

N-VAR : usu with supp


Directions are instructions that tell you what to do, how to do something, or how to get somewhere.

I should know by now not to throw away the directions until we’ve finished cooking...

N-PLURAL : with supp


The direction of a film, play, or television programme is the work that the director does while it is being made.

His failures underline the difference between theatre and film direction.



see also direct

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