Origin of direction
Examples from the Web for direction
Pleasure shoots magically in every direction like an explosion of sparks.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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|Alec Kubas-Meyer|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The ATSB has been impressive in the way it has taken over the direction of the search for Flight 370.
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|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As the Will may assume in the absence of such affirmations, and in the direction of them, so it may in opposition to them.Doctrine of the Will|Asa Mahan
I turned my eyes in the direction I expected to see the horses.Snow Shoes and Canoes|William H. G. Kingston
The name of Mr. Galloway should also be mentioned as one of the earliest workers in this direction.
As soon as Welcome could jerk the pin loose, he whirled and stumped furiously back in the direction of Chub and Penny.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
The carriage started at once in the direction of the datcha des Iles.The Secret of the Night|Gaston Leroux
British Dictionary definitions for direction
- (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
Word Origin and History for direction
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.
Idioms and Phrases with direction
see step in the right direction.