Definitions For Direct


  • Plan and direct (a complex undertaking)
  • Specifically design a product, event, or activity for a certain public
  • Command with authority
  • Give directions to; point somebody into a certain direction
  • Put an address on (an envelope)
  • Intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
  • Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  • Guide the actors in (plays and films)
  • Lead, as in the performance of a composition
  • Direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
  • Cause to go somewhere
  • Take somebody somewhere
  • Be in charge of
  • To cause (someone or something) to turn, move, or point in a particular way
  • To cause (someone's attention, thoughts, emotions, etc.) to relate to a particular person, thing, goal, etc.
  • To say (something) to a particular person or group
  • In a straight line without turning or stopping
  • Straight from a source with nothing and nobody in between


  • Lacking compromising or mitigating elements; exact
  • Having no intervening persons, agents, conditions
  • In precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker
  • Being an immediate result or consequence


  • Direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short
  • (of a current) flowing in one direction only
  • Straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action
  • Similar in nature or effect or relation to another quantity
  • Moving from west to east on the celestial sphere; or--for planets--around the sun in the same direction as the Earth
  • In a straight unbroken line of descent from parent to child


  • Without deviation

Is Direct a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Direct is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Direct in a Sentence

  • Be sure that the water nozzle is directed downward.
  • The sloping ground helps direct water away from the home.
  • Let me direct your attention to the book's second chapter.
  • I found a more direct route to the city.
  • That way is more direct.
  • Keep these plants out of direct sunlight.
  • It costs less if you buy it direct from the manufacturer.
  • Flew direct to the coast

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Antonyms for Direct

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