(Latin: make right, adjust, remedy; make straight; to lead, put in a straight line; to rule)
The sign on the path showed the hikers the direction to go in order to reach the lake.2. A general trend, guidance, or instruction for future action: The musicians waited for the bandleader to give them more directions.
3. The work of a producer in movies or theater dramas: The screenplay was very good; however, some people thought the direction was not as good as it should have been.
4. A location from which a person or something can be observed: The house on the hill had beautiful views in all directions because it had windows on all sides.
5. Instructions that indicate how a person can achieve an objective: Grace read the directions in her cookbook to find out how to make spaghetti sauce.
6. The guidance or supervision of something or someone: Because of a lack of parental direction and support, Sally spent most of her time playing video games and watching TV and not doing her homework properly.
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2. One of the members of a committee who watches over the proceedings or transactions of a business or of something of public interest: There is evidently some friction and misunderstanding between the shareholders and the board of directors in the business that is located in the town where Joan lives.
3. Someone who is in charge of a camera crew, staff for a movie, the actors for a television program, a drama, or for comparable productions: Not only was Jackie the director of the play, but she also wrote it herself!
Janet, who had a lot of experience in stage productions, was the assistant director for the musical that was going to be put on by and for the students at the local high school.
2. To develop or to establish a system or theory: Sometimes economic barriers are erected in order to secure a stable price for a certain product, even if it means to curb the productivity and sales of that merchandise.
2. A reference to or pertaining to bodily tissues that are capable of filling with blood and becoming rigid: Peter, the medical student, learned that some parts of a body have erectile substances which are firm when the life-saving fluid of a person penetrates them.
2. Descriptive of inappropriate or improper behavior: Because of Jack’s incorrect conduct at school, his parents were called for a talk with the principal.