Direction - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |dəˈrekʃn|  American pronunciation of the word direction
Brit.  |dɪˈrɛkʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word direction
- a line leading to a place or point (syn: way)
- the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves
- a general course along which something has a tendency to develop
- something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action (syn: counsel, counseling, counselling, guidance)
- the act of managing something (syn: management)
- a message describing how something is to be done (syn: instruction)
- the act of setting and holding a course (syn: guidance, steering)
- a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something (syn: charge, commission)
- the concentration of attention or energy on something (syn: centering, focus)


The army attacked from three different directions.

Down the road, he could see a bus coming from the opposite direction.

The wind changed direction and started blowing in our faces.

Carefully read the directions before you begin the test.

Directions appear on the package.

We had to stop to ask for directions to the beach.

Excuse me. Could you please give me directions to the movie theater?

He was put in charge and given overall direction of the program.

Twenty-three employees work under her direction.

Several nurses working under the direction of this doctor have made complaints.

The trout were darting about in all directions.

Tell me in what direction to look.

And he nodded his head in my directon carelessly.

She felt the need of direction even in small things.

I will ask some of the direction.

Word forms

singular: direction
plural: directions
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