Meaning of DIRECTION in English


Pronunciation: d ə - ' rek-sh ə n, d ī -

Function: noun

Date: 15th century

1 : guidance or supervision of action or conduct : MANAGEMENT


3 a : an explicit instruction : ORDER b : assistance in pointing out the proper route ― usually used in plural <asked for direction s 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

– di · rec · tion · less \ -l ə s \ adjective

– di · rec · tion · less · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.