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Meaning & Definition of Direction in English

English

Direction

/dərɛkʃən/

noun

1. A line leading to a place or point

  • "He looked the other direction"
  • "Didn't know the way home"
    synonym:
  • direction
  • ,
  • way

2. The spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves

  • "He checked the direction and velocity of the wind"
    synonym:
  • direction

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • direction

4. Something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

    synonym:
  • guidance
  • ,
  • counsel
  • ,
  • counseling
  • ,
  • counselling
  • ,
  • direction

5. The act of managing something

  • "He was given overall management of the program"
  • "Is the direction of the economy a function of government?"
    synonym:
  • management
  • ,
  • direction

6. A message describing how something is to be done

  • "He gave directions faster than she could follow them"
    synonym:
  • direction
  • ,
  • instruction

7. The act of setting and holding a course

  • "A new council was installed under the direction of the king"
    synonym:
  • steering
  • ,
  • guidance
  • ,
  • direction

8. A formal statement of a command or injunction to do something

  • "The judge's charge to the jury"
    synonym:
  • commission
  • ,
  • charge
  • ,
  • direction

9. The concentration of attention or energy on something

  • "The focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"
  • "He had no direction in his life"
    synonym:
  • focus
  • ,
  • focusing
  • ,
  • focussing
  • ,
  • focal point
  • ,
  • direction
  • ,
  • centering

Examples of using

You should go in the opposite direction.
Tom fired а couple of shots in our direction.
You have such a poor sense of direction!