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direction

(Course), noun aim, approach, bearing, bent, blueprint, course of action, cursus, design, draft, drift, heading, inclination, line, map, master plan, method, plan, policy, procedure, program, range, regio, route, scheme, strategy, tactics, tendency, trend, via, way

direction

(Guidance), noun administration, advice, advocacy, auspices, care, charge, coaching, conduct, consilium, counsel, design, directorship, enlightenment, exhortation, governorship, headship, information, injunction, instruction, leadership, management, managership, ministration, officiation, oversight, pilotage, preparation, protection, regulation, steerage, superintendence, surveillance, teaching, training, tuition, tutelage, tutoring
Associated concepts: directions of donor, under the direction of

direction

(Order), noun adjudication, canon, charge, citation, command, commandment, decree, demand, directive, edico, edict, enactment, fiat, imperative, injunction, instructions, iubeo, judgment, mandate, ordinance, precept, prescript, prescription, proscription, regulation, rescript, rubric, rule, subpoena, summons, warrant, writ
Associated concepts: direction of verdict, express direction, specific direction of court
See also: administration, advice, agency, canon, caveat, channel, charge, command, conatus, control, course, custody, decree, design, dictate, directive, disposition, edification, education, fiat, forethought, generalship, government, guidance, guide, inclination, intent, intention, management, mandate, monition, occupation, order, ordinance, penchant, possession, precept, prescription, process, purpose, regulation, requirement, requisition, rule, side, standpoint, summons, supervision, supremacy, tendency, tenor, transaction, transmittal, way, writ

DIRECTION. The order and government of an institution; the persons who compose the board of directors are jointly called the direction. Direction, in another sense, is nearly synonymous with instruction. (q.v.)

DIRECTION, practice. That part of a bill in chancery which contains the address of the bill to the court; this must of course, contain the appropriate and technical description of the court.

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We ought to have our roll of directions, like Christian.
At a short distance from the shore they turned, and were soon concealed by the projection of the bank, under the brow of which they moved, in a direction opposite to the course of the waters.
Supper concluded, we received a lamp, and directions from Mrs.
The king got the directions, and allowed he'd go and work that camp-meeting for all it was worth, and I might go, too.
Then there was a sudden and awful glare of light all about us, and in that very instant every one of the millions of seats was occupied, and as far as you could see, in both directions, was just a solid pack of people, and the place was all splendidly lit up
He built snowmen and snow fortifications under Tom's directions.
Walters fell to "showing off," with all sorts of official bustlings and activities, giving orders, de- livering judgments, discharging directions here, there, everywhere that he could find a target.
Well," sighed Miss Maxwell whimsically, "prodigy or pearl, the Randall Protective Agency may pull Rebecca in opposite directions, but nevertheless she will follow her saint.
Alice caught the baby with some difficulty, as it was a queer- shaped little creature, and held out its arms and legs in all directions, `just like a star-fish,' thought Alice.
I found myself lying prone upon a bed of yellowish, mosslike vegetation which stretched around me in all directions for interminable miles.
In the meantime the associated Indians having completed their trade and received their supplies, were all ready to disperse in various directions.
A glance in the direction toward which he was looking was sufficient to apprise me of his aims and at the same time to fill me with the dread of dire apprehension, for, streaming in from all directions across the meadow, from out of the forest, and from the far distance of the flat land across the river, I could see converging upon us a hundred different lines of wildly leaping creatures such as we were now engaged with, and with them some strange new monsters which ran with great swiftness, now erect and now upon all fours.

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