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1. direction

noun. ['dɝˈɛkʃən, diːˈrɛkʃɪn, daɪˈrɛkʃɪn, dɪˈrɛkʃɪn'] a line leading to a place or point.

Synonyms

  • trend
  • tendency
  • path
  • bearing
  • north-south direction
  • route
  • qibla
  • way
  • itinerary
  • course
  • heading
  • east-west direction

Antonyms

  • posterior
  • inner
  • posteriority
  • outer

Etymology

  • directio (Latin)

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Rhymes with Direction

  • cashin
  • denshin
  • desperation
  • direction
  • direction
  • goshen
  • hanshin
  • hession
  • nisshin
  • rushin
  • tashin
  • woloszyn

How do you pronounce direction?

Pronounce direction as dɪˈrɛkʃɪn.

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Sentences with direction


1. Noun, singular or mass
Spray any wood a foot in either direction.

Quotes about direction


1. You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...
- Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

2. Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction.
- Al Bernstein

3. It is in the admission of ignorance and the admission of uncertainty that there is a hope for the continuous motion of human beings in some direction that doesn't get confined, permanently blocked, as it has so many times before in various periods in the history of man.
- Richard P. Feynman

2. self-direction

noun. personal independence.

Synonyms

  • self-sufficiency
  • self-reliance
  • independence
  • autonomy

Antonyms

  • dependent
  • defeat

3. direction

noun. ['dɝˈɛkʃən, diːˈrɛkʃɪn, daɪˈrɛkʃɪn, dɪˈrɛkʃɪn'] the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves.

Synonyms

  • leeward
  • north
  • compass point
  • compass north
  • outgoing
  • west
  • south
  • windward
  • spatial relation
  • incoming
  • frontage
  • northeast
  • east
  • position
  • orientation
  • seaward
  • southwest
  • opposition
  • southeast
  • northwest
  • magnetic north

Antonyms

  • outgoing
  • incoming
  • windward
  • outwardness

Etymology

  • directio (Latin)

4. direction

noun. ['dɝˈɛkʃən, diːˈrɛkʃɪn, daɪˈrɛkʃɪn, dɪˈrɛkʃɪn'] a general course along which something has a tendency to develop.

Synonyms

  • tenor
  • disposition
  • inclination

Antonyms

  • node
  • middle
  • end
  • beginning

Etymology

  • directio (Latin)

5. direction

noun. ['dɝˈɛkʃən, diːˈrɛkʃɪn, daɪˈrɛkʃɪn, dɪˈrɛkʃɪn'] something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action.

Synonyms

  • guidance
  • subject matter
  • confidential information
  • cynosure
  • counsel
  • counselling
  • wind
  • career counseling
  • genetic counseling
  • steer
  • counseling
  • road map
  • hint
  • lead
  • substance
  • message
  • tip
  • content
  • marriage counseling

Antonyms

  • break
  • irrelevance
  • unpointedness
  • downwind

Etymology

  • directio (Latin)

6. direction

noun. ['dɝˈɛkʃən, diːˈrɛkʃɪn, daɪˈrɛkʃɪn, dɪˈrɛkʃɪn'] the act of managing something.

Synonyms

  • treatment
  • guidance
  • homemaking
  • supervising
  • disenfranchisement
  • misconduct
  • oversight
  • management
  • disposal
  • authorization
  • channelisation
  • database management
  • conducting
  • mismanagement
  • handling
  • authorisation
  • channelization
  • supervision
  • steering
  • superintendence
  • misdirection
  • social control
  • canalisation
  • canalization
  • administration
  • finance

Antonyms

  • authorized
  • unauthorized
  • loading
  • unloading

Etymology

  • directio (Latin)

7. direction

noun. ['dɝˈɛkʃən, diːˈrɛkʃɪn, daɪˈrɛkʃɪn, dɪˈrɛkʃɪn'] a message describing how something is to be done.

Synonyms

  • subject matter
  • prescript
  • name and address
  • address
  • rubric
  • markup
  • style
  • formula
  • system command
  • prescription
  • substance
  • message
  • content
  • instruction
  • recipe
  • destination
  • misdirection
  • rule

Antonyms

  • southern
  • future
  • present
  • unsociable

Etymology

  • directio (Latin)

8. direction

noun. ['dɝˈɛkʃən, diːˈrɛkʃɪn, daɪˈrɛkʃɪn, dɪˈrɛkʃɪn'] the act of setting and holding a course.

Synonyms

  • steering
  • guidance
  • control
  • navigation
  • pilotage
  • inertial guidance
  • terrestrial guidance
  • inertial navigation
  • driving
  • piloting
  • command guidance
  • celestial guidance

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • behave
  • refrain
  • powerlessness

Etymology

  • directio (Latin)

9. direction

noun. ['dɝˈɛkʃən, diːˈrɛkʃɪn, daɪˈrɛkʃɪn, dɪˈrɛkʃɪn'] a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something.

Synonyms

  • bid
  • dictation
  • bidding
  • command
  • commission
  • misdirection

Antonyms

  • north
  • northern
  • upwind
  • southernness

Etymology

  • directio (Latin)

10. direction

noun. ['dɝˈɛkʃən, diːˈrɛkʃɪn, daɪˈrɛkʃɪn, dɪˈrɛkʃɪn'] the concentration of attention or energy on something.

Synonyms

  • engrossment
  • focusing
  • particularism
  • absorption
  • focal point
  • centering
  • concentration
  • immersion
  • focussing

Antonyms

  • denationalization
  • mobilization
  • nationalization
  • debit

Etymology

  • directio (Latin)
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