di|rec|tion [ dı`rekʃən, daı`rekʃən ] noun ***
▸ 1 way something is moving/facing
▸ 2 way someone/something changes
▸ 3 purpose
▸ 4 instructions
▸ 5 control/management
▸ 6 where something is from
▸ 7 directing of movie/play
1. ) count the path that someone or something moves along when going toward a place:
Are you sure we're going in the right direction?
change direction: The wind has changed direction.
in a southerly/easterly etc. direction (=toward the south, east etc.): The Mississippi River flows in a southerly direction.
in all directions/in every direction: The birds scattered in all directions.
in the direction of someone/something: We drove off in the direction of the mountains.
in the opposite direction: I'd give you a ride, but I'm going in the opposite direction.
a sense of direction (=knowing which way to go): Michelle's always getting lost because of her terrible sense of direction.
a ) the way that someone or something faces or points toward:
Houses here are built facing an easterly direction.
in someone's/something's direction: People walked by without a look in her direction.
2. ) count or uncount the general development or progress of someone or something:
direction of: He was determined to change the direction of the business.
a change of direction: He was looking for a complete change of direction.
take a direction: Many Republican supporters are unhappy with the direction the party has taken.
3. ) uncount the feeling of having a definite purpose:
lack direction: Your life seems to lack direction.
have a sense of direction: He's always had a strong sense of direction.
4. ) directions plural instructions for doing something or getting to a place:
follow directions: Remember to follow the directions on the label.
give someone directions to something: She gave the driver directions to her house.
5. ) uncount leadership or management:
Peter was responsible for the general direction of the project.
under the direction of: The building was designed by William Kent, under the personal direction of Henry Richardson.
6. ) count usually singular a point that someone or something comes from or goes to:
I knew it would be pointless to expect any help from his direction.
The evidence is not conclusive, but it does point in this direction.
7. ) uncount the work of directing a movie, program, or play
─ compare PRODUCTION
pull in different/opposite directions
1. ) to have different or opposite purposes that cannot be achieved together
2. ) be pulled in different/opposite directions to be in a situation in which you feel loyalty to opposing aims or people
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Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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