Direct


Direct
Direct Di*rect", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Directed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Directing}.] 1. To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance. [1913 Webster]

2. To point out or show to (any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left-hand road. [1913 Webster]

The Lord direct your into the love of God. --2 Thess. iii. 5. [1913 Webster]

The next points to which I will direct your attention. --Lubbock. [1913 Webster]

3. To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army. [1913 Webster]

I will direct their work in truth. --Is. lxi. 8. [1913 Webster]

4. To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go. [1913 Webster]

I 'll first direct my men what they shall do. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

5. To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter.

Syn: To guide; lead; conduct; dispose; manage; regulate; order; instruct; command. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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