Meaning of DIRECT in English

I. verb see: dress Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to write (a letter) to a person, to mark with the name and address of the intended recipient, to impart orally, to adapt in expression so as to have particular applicability , 2. to regulate the activities or course of, to carry out the organizing, energizing, and supervising of , to dominate and determine the course of, to train and lead performances of , to cause to turn, move, or point undeviatingly or to follow a straight course , to point, extend, or project in a specified line or course , to request or enjoin with authority , to show or point out the way for , intransitive verb to point out, prescribe, or determine a course or procedure, to act as ~or, see: command II. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin ~us Date: 15th century having or being motion in the general planetary ~ion from west to east ; not retrograde, 2. stemming immediately from a source , being or passing in a straight line of descent from parent to offspring ; lineal , having no compromising or impairing element , 3. proceeding from one point to another in time or space without deviation or interruption ; straight , proceeding by the shortest way , natural , straightforward , 5. marked by absence of an intervening agency, instrumentality, or influence , effected by the action of the people or the electorate and not by representatives , consisting of or reproducing the exact words of a speaker or writer , characterized by close logical, causal, or consequential relationship , capable of dyeing without the aid of a mordant, III. adverb Date: 14th century in a ~ way: as, from point to point without deviation ; by the shortest way , from the source without interruption or diversion , without an intervening agency or step

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