More definitions of "direction":
- (noun): A line leading to a place or point.
Example: "He looked the other direction"
- (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 message describing how something is to be done.
- (noun): Something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.
Synonyms: guidance, counsel, counseling, counselling
- (noun): The act of managing something.
Example: "Is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
Famous quotes containing the word direction:
“Exaggeration is in the course of things. Nature sends no creature, no man into the world, without adding a small excess of his proper quality. Given the planet, it is still necessary to add the impulse; so, to every creature nature added a little violence of direction in its proper path, a shove to put it on its way; in every instance, a slight generosity, a drop too much.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“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 (18171862)
“It is not easy to construct by mere scientific synthesis a foolproof system which will lead our children in a desired direction and avoid an undesirable one. Obviously, good can come only from a continuing interplay between that which we, as students, are gradually learning and that which we believe in, as people.”
—Erik H. Erikson (20th century)