Direction

Definition of Direction

Di`rec´tion
n.1.The act of directing, of aiming, regulating, guiding, or ordering; guidance; management; superintendence; administration; as, the direction o public affairs or of a bank.
I do commit his youth
To your direction.
- Shak.
All nature is but art, unknown to thee;
ll chance, direction, which thou canst not see.
- Pope.
2.That which is imposed by directing; a guiding or authoritative instruction; prescription; order; command; as, he grave directions to the servants.
The princes digged the well . . . by the direction of the law giver.
- Numb. xxi. 18.
3.The name and residence of a person to whom any thing is sent, written upon the thing sent; superscription; address; as, the direction of a letter.
4.The line or course upon which anything is moving or aimed to move, or in which anything is lying or pointing; aim; line or point of tendency; direct line or course; as, the ship sailed in a southeasterly direction.
5.The body of managers of a corporation or enterprise; board of directors.
6.(Gun.) The pointing of a piece with reference to an imaginary vertical axis; - distinguished from elevation. The direction is given when the plane of sight passes through the object.

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