Origin of direction
Related Words for directioncontrol, guidance, leadership, order, outlook, angle, orientation, area, trend, aspect, way, objective, path, line, government, administration, supervision, charge, command, oversight
Examples from the Web for direction
Contemporary Examples of direction
Pleasure shoots magically in every direction like an explosion of sparks.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits
January 7, 2015
Absent a body, no one can say with absolute certainty whether Castro is dead, even if all signs point in that direction.
An arrow appears indicating the direction you will launch your ball.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
January 2, 2015
The ATSB has been impressive in the way it has taken over the direction of the search for Flight 370.Who Will Get AsiaAir 8501’s Black Boxes?
December 30, 2014
Stay anywhere long enough and every direction eventually leads you toward a pawnshop of your life.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Historical Examples of direction
The true remedy is not to be sought in that direction in the one case any more than the other.'Tis Sixty Years Since
Charles Francis Adams
The view was very extensive but not promising--spinifex being in every direction.
Spinifex in every direction, and the country very miserable and unpromising.
It seemed to come from the direction of Malbone's room, which was in the third story.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Your aunt has been forced to engage not to interfere but by your father's direction.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
- (of an angle) being any one of the three angles that a line in space makes with the three positive directions of the coordinate axes. Usually given as α, β, and γ with respect to the x-, y-, and z- axes
- (of a cosine) being the cosine of any of the direction angles
c.1400, "orderly arrangement;" c.1500 as "action of directing," from Latin directionem (nominative directio), noun of action from past participle stem of dirigere (see direct (v.)). Meaning "course pursued by a moving object" is from 1660s. Related: Directional.
see step in the right direction.