What is direction?

  • (noun): The concentration of attention or energy on something.
    Example: "He had no direction in his life"
    Synonyms: focus, focusing, focussing, centering
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "direction":

  • (noun): A message describing how something is to be done.
    Synonyms: instruction
  • (noun): The act of managing something.
    Example: "Is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
    Synonyms: management
  • (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): A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something.
    Synonyms: commission, charge
  • (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): 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 line leading to a place or point.
    Example: "He looked the other direction"
    Synonyms: way

Famous quotes containing the word direction:

    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)