Meaning of DIRECTION in English


n.1 the act or process of directing; supervision.

2 (usu. in pl.) an order or instruction, esp. each of a set guiding use of equipment etc.

3 a the course or line along which a person or thing moves or looks, or which must be taken to reach a destination (sailed in an easterly direction). b (in pl.) guidance on how to reach a destination. c the point to or from which a person or thing moves or looks.

4 the tendency or scope of a theme, subject, or inquiry.

Phrases and idioms:

direction-finder a device for determining the source of radio waves, esp. as an aid in navigation.


directionless adj.

Etymology: ME f. F direction or L directio (as DIRECT)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.