a line leading to a place or point
"he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"
focal point, guidance, focus, management, manner, counselling, counsel, way, commission, direction, instruction, elbow room, focussing, room, agency, path, way of life, centering, counseling, charge, style, steering, means, fashion, mode, focusing
the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
"he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
"I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm"
guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling, direction(noun)
something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
direction, guidance, focus, counselor, management, counselling, counsel, way, commission, steering, instruction, counsellor, focussing, advocate, centering, counseling, charge, pleader, focal point, counselor-at-law, focusing
the act of managing something
"he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
a message describing how something is to be done
"he gave directions faster than she could follow them"
direction, guidance, focus, education, management, program line, counselling, counsel, way, commission, educational activity, instruction, teaching, focussing, centering, counseling, charge, didactics, steering, focal point, statement, command, pedagogy, focusing
steering, guidance, direction(noun)
the act of setting and holding a course
"a new council was installed under the direction of the king"
commission, charge, direction(noun)
a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
"the judge's charge to the jury"
military commission, focus, focal point, accusation, commission, electric charge, management, delegacy, committal, counseling, explosive charge, counselling, deputation, care, steering, complaint, kick, heraldic bearing, billing, cathexis, way, tutelage, centering, boot, commissioning, bursting charge, armorial bearing, delegation, guardianship, direction, focussing, charge, focusing, bearing, guidance, committee, flush, instruction, thrill, rush, burster, bang, mission, counsel, perpetration
focus, focusing, focussing, focal point, direction, centering(noun)
the concentration of attention or energy on something
"the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"
direction, guidance, focus, nidus, management, counselling, stress, way, commission, counsel, instruction, focussing, focalisation, snap, centering, counseling, charge, steering, focal point, focalization, focusing
English Synonyms and Antonyms
The direction of an object is the line of motion or of vision toward it, or the line in which the object is moving, considered from our own actual or mental standpoint. Way, literally the road or path, comes naturally to mean the direction of the road or path; conversationally, way is almost a perfect synonym of direction; as, which way did he go? or, in which direction? Bearing is the direction in which an object is seen with reference to another, and especially with reference to the points of the compass. Course is the direction of a moving object; inclination, that toward which a stationary object leans; tendency, the direction toward which anything stretches or reaches out; tendency is stronger and more active than inclination. Compare AIM; CARE; ORDER; OVERSIGHT.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
List of paraphrases:
directorate, orientation, guidance, directions, leadership, address, sense, steering, instructions, trend, meaning, branch, path, dirección, course, way, guidelines, guideline, regard, directives, management, thrust, orientations, 'orientation, directing, instruction, executive, track, division, route, guiding, focus, counselling, directive, directorates, respect, road
Translations for Direction
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- посо́ка, ръково́дство, направле́ние, управле́ниеBulgarian
- direccióCatalan, Valencian
- režie, směrCzech
- Richtung, Regie, FührungGerman
- جهت, رژی, کارگردانیPersian
- àird, seòladh, iùlScottish Gaelic
- בימוי, ניהול, כיווןHebrew
- दिशा, दिHindi
- rendezés, irányHungarian
- ղեկավարում, վարում, ուղղություն, ղեկավարություն, կառավարումArmenian
- átt, stefnaIcelandic
- 方向, 지휘, 방향, 감독Korean
- vadovavimas, kryptisLithuanian
- virziens, vadība, vadīšanaLatvian
- пра́вец, управу́вање, ре́жија, рако́водство, раково́дење, на́сокаMacedonian
- സംവിധാനം, ദിശMalayalam
- produksjon, retning, ledelseNorwegian
- hodeezáNavajo, Navaho
- reżyseria, kierunek, kierowaniePolish
- direcție, sensRomanian
- режиссу́ра, направле́ние, управле́ние, руково́дствоRussian
- smjer, смер, режија, smer, смјер, rȇžijaSerbo-Croatian
- smer, režijaSlovene
- ledning, regi, riktning, hållSwedish
- ugur, tarapTurkmen
- yön, yTurkish
- на́прям, напря́мокUkrainian
- phương hướng, 方向, hướngVietnamese
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