What is direction?

  • (noun): A line leading to a place or point.
    Example: "He looked the other direction"
    Synonyms: way
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "direction":

  • (noun): The act of managing something.
    Example: "Is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
    Synonyms: management
  • (noun): The act of setting and holding a course.
    Example: "A new council was installed under the direction of the king"
    Synonyms: steering, guidance
  • (noun): A message describing how something is to be done.
    Synonyms: instruction
  • (noun): A general course along which something has a tendency to develop.
    Example: "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"
  • (noun): The spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves.
    Example: "He checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
  • (noun): A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something.
    Synonyms: commission, charge

Famous quotes containing the word direction:

    From cradle to grave this problem of running order through chaos, direction through space, discipline through freedom, unity through multiplicity, has always been, and must always be, the task of education, as it is the moral of religion, philosophy, science, art, politics and economy; but a boy’s will is his life, and he dies when it is broken, as the colt dies in harness, taking a new nature in becoming tame.
    Henry Brooks Adams (1838–1918)

    It is wonderful how well watered this country is.... Generally, you may go any direction in a canoe, by making frequent but not very long portages.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    She saw she had fallen into the hands of one of those doctors who have strayed too far from aperients in the direction of the soul.
    Rebecca West (1892–1983)