adj. 笔直的，径直的; 直接的; 最近的; 正好的; 亲自的; 坦率的; 嫡系的
v. 把…指向，指示; 管理，监督; 针对; 为…指路; 领导; 执导(电影等);
adv. 直接地; 亲自地
Direct means moving towards a place or object, without changing direction and without stopping, for example in a journey.
They'd come on a direct flight from Athens.
...the direct route from Amman to Bombay.
If something is in direct heat or light, it is strongly affected by the heat or light, because there is nothing between it and the source of heat or light to protect it.
Medicines should be stored away from direct sunlight...
Direct illumination is harsh and unflattering.
You use direct to describe an experience, activity, or system which only involves the people, actions, or things that are necessary to make it happen.
He has direct experience of the process of privatisation...
He seemed to be in direct contact with the Boss...
You use direct to emphasize the closeness of a connection between two things.
They were unable to prove that she died as a direct result of his injection...
His visit is direct evidence of the improvement in their relationship...
If you describe a person or their behaviour as direct, you mean that they are honest and open, and say exactly what they mean.
He avoided giving a direct answer...
The new songs are more direct...
If you direct something at a particular thing, you aim or point it at that thing.
I directed the extinguisher at the fire without effect...
He directed the tiny beam of light at the roof.
If your attention, emotions, or actions are directed at a particular person or thing, you are focusing them on that person or thing.
The learner's attention needs to be directed to the significant features...
Do not be surprised if, initially, she directs her anger at you...
If a remark or look is directed at you, someone says something to you or looks at you.
She could hardly believe the question was directed towards her...
The abuse was directed at the TV crews...
If you direct someone somewhere, you tell them how to get there.
Could you direct them to Dr Lamont's office, please?...
Inside, a guard directed them to the right.
When someone directs a project or a group of people, they are responsible for organizing the people and activities that are involved.
Christopher will direct day-to-day operations.
...his coolness in directing the rescue of nine hostages.
When someone directs a film, play, or television programme, they are responsible for the way in which it is performed and for telling the actors and assistants what to do.
He directed various TV shows...
The film was directed by Howard Hawks.
If you are directed to do something, someone in authority tells you to do it.
They have been directed to give special attention to the problem of poverty...
The Bishop directed the faithful to stay at home.
If you are a direct descendant of someone, you are related to them through your parents and your grandparents and so on.
She is a direct descendant of Queen Victoria.
1. command with authority;
2. intend (something) to move towards a certain goal;
3. guide the actors in (plays and films)
4. be in charge of
5. take somebody somewhere;
6. cause to go somewhere;
7. aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment;
8. lead, as in the performance of a composition;
9. give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction;
10. specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
11. direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
12. put an address on (an envelope, for example)
13. plan and direct (a complex undertaking);
1. direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short;
2. immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening;
3. extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action;
4. in a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child;
5. moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
6. similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity;
7. of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating;
8. as an immediate result or consequence;
9. in precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker;
10. effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives;
1. without deviation;
control, direct, govern, manage, rule, supervise, administer
direct, conduct, guide, lead, pilot
The army is now under the direct command of General Barton.
With no direct descendent, who will succeed to the title?
没有直系后裔, 谁来继承爵位 呢 ?
The stranger asked me to direct him to the station.
Direct light is better for reading than diffuse light.
This is the most direct road.