• Proceeding without deviation or interruption.
  • Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end.
  • Straightforward; sincere.
  • Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.
  • In the line of descent; not collateral.
  • In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; said of the motion of a celestial body.
  • Pertaining to, or effected immediately by, action of the people through their votes instead of through one or more representatives or delegates.
  • having a single flight number.



  • To manage, control, steer.
  • To aim (something) at (something else).
  • To point out or show to (somebody) the right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way.
  • To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order.
  • To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent.


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  • Borrowed from Latin dīrectus, perfect passive participle of dīrigō, from dis- + regō. Compare dress.

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