What is direct?

  • (verb): Lead, as in the performance of a composition.
    Synonyms: conduct, lead
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on direct:

Direct Marketing
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Direct - Mathematics
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Daniel Hannan - Publications
... He was the co-founder of Direct Democracy and co-author, along with 27 Conservative MPs elected in 2005, of Direct Democracy An Agenda for a New Model Party, which proposes the wholesale devolution of power and ...
Direct Line
... Direct Line, part of the Direct Line Group, is a company that specialises in selling insurance and other financial services sold directly to consumers by telephone and the ... partially separated to form a new business, the Direct Line Group ... While part of RBS, Direct Line was effectively nationalised alongside RBS in November 2008 during the banking crisis, due to the financial crisis, and RBS's dependency on UK taxpayers ...
NHS Direct - History and Background
... NHS Direct was launched in 1998 after the government identified a need for a telephone health advice line staffed by nurses as part of its plans to modernise the NHS ... The aim of NHS Direct, as stated by the government in the NHS White Paper, The New NHS, was "to provide people at home with easier and faster advice and information about health, illness, and the NHS, so that ... The NHS Direct telephone service began taking calls in three contact centres in Lancashire, Northumbria and Milton Keynes in March 1998 ...

More definitions of "direct":

  • (adj): In precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker.
    Example: "A direct quotation"
    Synonyms: verbatim
  • (adj): As an immediate result or consequence.
    Example: "A direct result of the accident"
  • (adj): Exact.
    Example: "The direct opposite"
  • (adv): Without deviation.
    Example: "Went direct to the office"
    Synonyms: directly, straight
  • (verb): Put an address on (an envelope, for example).
    Synonyms: address
  • (adj): Extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action.
    Example: "A direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
  • (verb): Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
    Synonyms: calculate, aim
  • (adj): Effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives.
    Example: "Many people favor direct election of the President rather than election by the Electoral College"
  • (verb): Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.
    Example: "Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
    Synonyms: target, aim, place, point
  • (verb): Guide the actors in (plays and films).
  • (adj): Direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.
    Example: "A direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
  • (verb): Cause to go somewhere.
    Synonyms: send
  • (adj): In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child.
    Example: "A direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
    Synonyms: lineal
  • (verb): Aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment.
    Synonyms: aim, take, train, take aim
  • (adj): Immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening.
    Example: "In direct sunlight"; "in direct contact with the voters"; "direct exposure to the disease"; "a direct link"; "the direct cause of the accident"
  • (verb): Command with authority.
    Example: "He directed the children to do their homework"
  • (adj): Moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth.
  • (verb): Give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction.
    Example: "I directed them towards the town hall"
  • (verb): Be in charge of.
  • (adj): Similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity.
    Example: "A term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)"
  • (adj): Of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating.
    Example: "Direct current"

Famous quotes containing the word direct:

    I should say that the most prominent scientific men of our country, and perhaps of this age, are either serving the arts and not pure science, or are performing faithful but quite subordinate labors in particular departments. They make no steady and systematic approaches to the central fact.... There is wanting constant and accurate observation with enough of theory to direct and discipline it. But, above all, there is wanting genius.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Ignorant kindness may have the effect of cruelty; but to be angry with it as if it were direct cruelty would be an ignorant unkindness.
    George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian)

    It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.
    Alexander Herzen (1812–1870)