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Webster's Dictionary [1]

(1): ( v. t.) To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army.

(2): ( v. t.) To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance.

(3): ( a.) In the direction of the general planetary motion, or from west to east; in the order of the signs; not retrograde; - said of the motion of a celestial body.

(4): ( v. t.) To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter.

(5): ( v. t.) To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go.

(6): ( a.) In the line of descent; not collateral; as, a descendant in the direct line.

(7): ( n.) A character, thus [/], placed at the end of a staff on the line or space of the first note of the next staff, to apprise the performer of its situation.

(8): ( v. i.) To give direction; to point out a course; to act as guide.

(9): ( a.) Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means.

(10): ( a.) Immediate; express; plain; unambiguous.

(11): ( a.) Straightforward; not of crooked ways, or swerving from truth and openness; sincere; outspoken.

(12): ( v. t.) To point out or show to (any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left-hand road.

(13): ( a.) Pertaining to, or effected immediately by, action of the people through their votes instead of through one or more representatives or delegates; as, direct nomination, direct legislation.

King James Dictionary [2]

DIRECT, a. L., to make straight. See Right.

1. Straight right as, to pass in a direct line from one body or place to another. It is opposed to crooked, winding, oblique. It is also opposed to refracted as a direct ray of light. 2. In astronomy, appearing to move forward in the zodiac, in the direction of the sign opposed to retrograde as, the motion of a planet is direct. 3. In the line of father and sons opposed to collateral as a descendant in the direct line. 4. Leading or tending to an end, as by a straight line or course not circuitous. Thus we speak of direct means to effect an object a direct course a direct way. 5. Open not ambiguous or doubtful. 6. Plain express not ambiguous as, he said this in direct words he made a direct acknowledgment. 7. In music, a direct interval is that which forms any kind of harmony on the fundamental sound which produces it as the fifth, major third and octave.

Direct tax, is a tax assess on real estate, as houses and lands.

Direct, L

1. To point or aim in a straight line, towards a place or object as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance to direct the eye to direct a course or flight. 2. To point to show the right road or course as, he directed me to the left hand road. 3. To regulate to guide or lead to govern to cause to proceed in a particular manner as, to direct the affairs of a nation.

Wisdom is profitable to direct.  Ecclesiastes 10 .

4. To prescribe a course to mark out a way.  Job 37 . 5. To order to instruct to point out a course of proceeding, with authority to command. But direct is a softer term than command.

DIRECT, n. In music, a character placed at the end of a stave to direct the performer to the first note of the next stave.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words [3]

1: Κατευθύνω (Strong'S #2720 — Verb — kateuthuno — kat-yoo-thoo'-no )

"to make straight" (kata, "down," intensive, euthus, "straight," euthuno, "to straighten"), is translated "guide" in  Luke 1:79 , of the Lord's "guidance" of the feet of His people; "direct," in  1—Thessalonians 3:11 , of His "directing" the way of His servants; in  2—Thessalonians 3:5 , of His "directing" the hearts of His saints into the love of God. See Guide.