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Spanish translation of “direct”


adjective /diˈrekt/
straight; following the quickest and shortest way Is this the most direct route? (of manner etc) straightforward and honest a direct answer. occurring as an immediate result His dismissal was a direct result of his rudeness to the manager. exact; complete Her opinions are the direct opposite of his. in an unbroken line of descent from father to son etc He is a direct descendant of Napoleon. direction /-ʃən/ noun (the) place or point to which one moves, looks etc What direction did he go in? They were heading in my direction (= towards me) I’ll find my way all right – I’ve got a good sense of direction. guidance They are under your direction. (in plural ) instructions (eg on how to get somewhere, use something etc) We asked the policeman for directions I have lost the directions for this washing-machine. the act of aiming or turning (something or someone) towards a certain point. directional adjective a directional microphone (= one designed to receive sound from a particular direction). directive /-tiv/ noun a general instruction from a higher authority about what is to be done etc The White House issued a directive. directly adverb in a direct manner
I went directly to the office.
almost at once
He will be here directly.
directness noun The directness of his manner sometimes landed him in trouble. director noun a person or thing that directs, eg one of a group of persons who manage the affairs of a business or a person who is in charge of the making of a film, play etc
director, directivo
He is on the board of directors of our firm The producer and the director quarrelled about the film.
directory noun (plural directories) a type of book giving names and addresses etc
guía telefónica, listín
a telephone directory.
direct debit noun (British) an instruction to your bank to pay money directly from your account to a person or organization at regular intervals
Debito Directo
You can save money if you pay your electricity bill by direct debit.
direct object noun (linguistics) a noun or pronoun that refers to a person or thing which is directly affected by the action of a transitive verb In the statement ‘He helped me’, the direct object is ‘me’. direct speech noun (linguistics) the actual words which a speaker uses. In writing, these are shown inside quotation marks Only direct speech should be placed inside inverted commas.
(Definition of direct from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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