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Direct

Di`rect´
a.1.Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means.
What is direct to, what slides by, the question.
- Locke.
2.Straightforward; not of crooked ways, or swerving from truth and openness; sincere; outspoken.
Be even and direct with me.
- Shak.
3.Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.
He nowhere, that I know, says it in direct words.
- Locke.
A direct and avowed interference with elections.
- Hallam.
4.In the line of descent; not collateral; as, a descendant in the direct line.
5.(Astron.) 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.
6.(Political Science) Pertaining to, or effected immediately by, action of the people through their votes instead of through one or more representatives or delegates; as, direct nomination, direct legislation.
Direct action
a - (Mach.) See Direct-acting.
Direct discourse
b - (Trade unions) the language of any one quoted without change in its form; as, he said "I can not come;" - correlative to indirect discourse, in which there is change of form; as, he said that he could not come. They are often called respectively by their Latin names, oratio directa, and oratio obliqua.
Direct evidence
(Law) evidence which is positive or not inferential; - opposed to circumstantial evidence, or indirect evidence. - This distinction, however, is merely formal, since there is no direct evidence that is not circumstantial, or dependent on circumstances for its credibility.
Direct examination
(Law) the first examination of a witness in the orderly course, upon the merits.
- Wharton.
Direct fire
(Mil.) fire, the direction of which is perpendicular to the line of troops or to the parapet aimed at.
- Abbott.
Direct process
(Metal.) one which yields metal in working condition by a single process from the ore.
Direct tax
a tax assessed directly on lands, etc., and polls, distinguished from taxes on merchandise, or customs, and from excise.
- Knight.
v. t.1.To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance.
[imp. & p. p. Directed; p. pr. & vb. n. Directing.]
2.To point out or show to (any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left-hand road.
The Lord direct your into the love of God.
- 2 Thess. iii. 5.
The next points to which I will direct your attention.
- Lubbock.
3.To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army.
I will direct their work in truth.
- Is. lxi. 8.
4.To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go.
I 'll first direct my men what they shall do.
- Shak.
5.To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter.
v. i.1.To give direction; to point out a course; to act as guide.
Wisdom is profitable to direct.
- Eccl. x. 10.
n.1.(Mus.) A character, thus [ ], placed at the end of a staff on the line or space of the first note of the next staff, to apprise the performer of its situation.
Verb1.direct - command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
2.direct - intend (something) to move towards a certain goal; "He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face"; "criticism directed at her superior"; "direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
Synonyms: target, aim, place, point
3.direct - guide the actors in (plays and films)
4.direct - be in charge of
5.direct - take somebody somewhere; "We lead him to our chief"; "can you take me to the main entrance?"; "He conducted us to the palace"
Synonyms: lead, guide, take, conduct
6.direct - cause to go somewhere; "The explosion sent the car flying in the air"; "She sent her children to camp"; "He directed all his energies into his dissertation"
Synonyms: send
7.direct - aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment; "Please don't aim at your little brother!"; "He trained his gun on the burglar"; "Don't train your camera on the women"; "Take a swipe at one's opponent"
Synonyms: aim, take aim, train, take
8.direct - lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Bairenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
Synonyms: conduct, lead
9.direct - give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction; "I directed them towards the town hall"
10.direct - specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
Synonyms: aim, calculate
11.direct - direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
12.direct - put an address on (an envelope, for example)
Synonyms: address
13.direct - plan and direct (a complex undertaking); "he masterminded the robbery"
Adj.1.direct - direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short; "a direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
Antonyms:
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "must take an indirect couse in sailing"
2.direct - immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening; "in direct sunlight"; "in direct contact with the voters"; "direct exposure to the disease"; "a direct link"; "the direct cause of the accident"
3.direct - extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
Antonyms:
indirect - extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow"
4.direct - in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child; "lineal ancestors"; "lineal heirs"; "a direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
Synonyms: lineal
5.direct - moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
Antonyms:
retrograde - moving from east to west on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in a direction opposite to that of the Earth
6.direct - similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity; "a term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)"
Antonyms:
inverse - opposite in nature or effect or relation to another quantity ; "a term is in inverse proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other decreases (or increases)"
7.direct - of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating; "direct current"
Antonyms:
alternating - of a current that reverses direction at regular intervals; "alternating current"
8.direct - as an immediate result or consequence; "a direct result of the accident"
9.direct - in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; "a direct quotation"; "repeated their dialog verbatim"
Synonyms: verbatim
10.direct - effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives; "many people favor direct election of the President rather than election by the Electoral College"
11.direct - exact; "the direct opposite"
Adv.1.direct - without deviation; "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"
Synonyms: directly, straight

DIRECT. Straight forward; not collateral.
     2. The direct line of descents for example, is formed by a series of degrees between persons who descend one from another. Civ. Code of Lo. art. 886.

EVIDENCE, DIRECT. That which applies immediately to the fadum probandum, without any intervening process; as, if A testifies he saw B inflict a mortal wound on C, of which he, instantly died. 1 Greenl. Ev. Sec. 13.

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