ETYM Latin directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. French direct. Related to Dress, Dirge.
1. Proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short.
2. As an immediate result or consequence.
3. Immediate or direct in bearing or force; having nothing intervening.
5. Effected directly by action of the voters rather than through elected representatives.
6. Extended senses; direct in means or manner or behavior or language or action.
7. In precisely the same words used by a writer or speaker; SYN. verbatim.