What is direct?

  • (verb): Give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction.
    Example: "I directed them towards the town hall"
    See also — Additional definitions below

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NHS Direct - History and Background
... NHS Direct was launched in 1998 after the government identified a need for a telephone health advice line staffed by nurses as part of its plans to modernise the NHS ... The aim of NHS Direct, as stated by the government in the NHS White Paper, The New NHS, was "to provide people at home with easier and faster advice and information about health, illness, and the NHS, so ... The NHS Direct telephone service began taking calls in three contact centres in Lancashire, Northumbria and Milton Keynes in March 1998 ...
Daniel Hannan - Publications
... He was the co-founder of Direct Democracy and co-author, along with 27 Conservative MPs elected in 2005, of Direct Democracy An Agenda for a New Model Party, which proposes the wholesale devolution of power ...
Direct Line
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Direct Marketing
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More definitions of "direct":

  • (adj): Extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action.
    Example: "A direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach"
  • (verb): Guide the actors in (plays and films).
  • (verb): Put an address on (an envelope, for example).
    Synonyms: address
  • (adj): Direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.
    Example: "A direct route"; "a direct flight"; "a direct hit"
  • (adj): Effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives.
    Example: "Many people favor direct election of the President rather than election by the Electoral College"
  • (adj): In precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker.
    Example: "A direct quotation"
    Synonyms: verbatim
  • (verb): Cause to go somewhere.
    Synonyms: send
  • (adj): Moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth.
  • (adj): As an immediate result or consequence.
    Example: "A direct result of the accident"
  • (verb): Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public.
    Synonyms: calculate, aim
  • (adj): In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child.
    Example: "A direct descendant of the king"; "direct heredity"
    Synonyms: lineal
  • (verb): Lead, as in the performance of a composition.
    Synonyms: conduct, lead
  • (adj): Of a current flowing in one direction only; not alternating.
    Example: "Direct current"
  • (verb): Command with authority.
    Example: "He directed the children to do their homework"
  • (verb): Aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment.
    Synonyms: aim, take, train, take aim
  • (adj): Similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity.
    Example: "A term is in direct proportion to another term if it increases (or decreases) as the other increases (or decreases)"
  • (adj): Exact.
    Example: "The direct opposite"
  • (adj): Immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening.
    Example: "In direct sunlight"; "in direct contact with the voters"; "direct exposure to the disease"; "a direct link"; "the direct cause of the accident"
  • (verb): Be in charge of.
  • (verb): Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal.
    Example: "Direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself"
    Synonyms: target, aim, place, point
  • (adv): Without deviation.
    Example: "Went direct to the office"
    Synonyms: directly, straight

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