Meaning of DIRECTION in English

— directionless , adj.

/di rek"sheuhn, duy"-/ , n.

1. the act or an instance of directing.

2. the line along which anything lies, faces, moves, etc., with reference to the point or region toward which it is directed: The storm moved in a northerly direction.

3. the point or region itself: The direction is north.

4. a position on a line extending from a specific point toward a point of the compass or toward the nadir or the zenith.

5. a line of thought or action or a tendency or inclination: the direction of contemporary thought.

6. Usually, directions . instruction or guidance for making, using, etc.: directions for baking a cake.

7. order; command.

8. management; control; guidance; supervision: a company under good direction.

9. a directorate.

10. the name and address of the intended recipient as written on a letter, package, etc.

11. decisions in a stage or film production as to stage business, speaking of lines, lighting, and general presentation.

12. the technique, act, or business of making such decisions, managing and training a cast of actors, etc.

13. the technique, act, or business of directing an orchestra, concert, or other musical presentation or group.

14. Music. a symbol or phrase that indicates in a score the proper tempo, style of performance, mood, etc.

15. a purpose or orientation toward a goal that serves to guide or motivate; focus: He doesn't seem to have any direction in life.

[ 1375-1425; late ME direccioun ( direction- (s. of directio ) arranging in line, straightening. See DIRECT, -ION ]

Syn. 5. See tendency .

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .