direction Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary

Meaning of “direction” - Learner’s Dictionary


WAY [C] B1 the way that someone or something is going or facing: The car sped away in the direction of the airport. I think we're going in the wrong direction.Direction of motionPoints of the compass
in sb's direction B2 towards someone: She keeps looking in my direction.Direction of motionPoints of the compassDescribing movement towards
DEVELOPMENT [C] the way that someone or something changes or develops: Our careers have gone in very different directions.Making progress and advancingBecoming better
CONTROL [U] control or instructions: Under his direction the company has doubled its profits.Controlling and being in chargeInstructions and orders
PURPOSE [U] the ability to know what you want to do: According to his teachers, he lacks direction.Goals and purposes
Translations of “direction”
in Korean 방향…
in Arabic اتِّجاه…
in Portuguese direção…
in Catalan direcció…
in Japanese 方向, 方角…
in Italian direzione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 方向, 方向,朝向…
in Russian направление, путь развития, руководство…
in Turkish yön, istikamet, doğrultu…
in Chinese (Simplified) 方向, 方向,朝向…
in Polish kierunek, strona, kierownictwo…
(Definition of direction from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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