Meaning of DIRECTION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ də-ˈrek-shən, dī- ]


Date: 15th century

1. : guidance or supervision of action or conduct : management

2. archaic : superscription


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


a. : a channel or direct course of thought or action

b. : tendency , trend

c. : a guiding, governing, or motivating purpose


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 -ləs adjective

• di·rec·tion·less·ness noun

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.