Meaning of DIRECTION in English


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


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

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

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

The instruments will register every change of ~ or height.

N-VAR: usu with supp


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

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

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 ~s until we’ve finished cooking...

N-PLURAL: with supp


The ~ 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 ~.



see also direct

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