Translation of "direct" - English-Spanish dictionary

direct

adjective, adverb uk /dɪˈrekt/ us /dəˈrekt, dɑɪˈrekt/

B1 going straight from one place to another without turning or stopping

directo
We went by the most direct route.

with no other person or thing involved or between

directo
direct sunlight

Opposite

verb uk /dɪˈrekt/ us /dəˈrekt, dɑɪˈrekt/

B1 to tell the actors in a movie or play what to do

dirigir
a movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock

B1 to show or tell someone how to get to a place

dar indicaciones a
Can you direct / me to the manager’s office please?

(Translation of “direct” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

direct

adjective /diˈrekt/

straight; following the quickest and shortest way

directo
Is this the most direct route?

(of manner etc) straightforward and honest

franco, sincero, directo
a direct answer.

occurring as an immediate result

directo
His dismissal was a direct result of his rudeness to the manager.

exact; complete

exacto
Her opinions are the direct opposite of his.

in an unbroken line of descent from father to son etc

directo
He is a direct descendant of Napoleon.
direction /-ʃən/ noun

(the) place or point to which one moves, looks etc

dirección
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

dirección
They are under your direction.

(in plural ) instructions (eg on how to get somewhere, use something etc)

instrucciones
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.

orientación
directional adjective

direccional
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

orden, instrucción, directiva
The White House issued a directive.
directly adverb

in a direct manner

directamente
I went directly to the office.

almost at once

inmediatamente
He will be here directly.
directness noun

franqueza
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

Objeto Directo
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

Estilo Directo
Only direct speech should be placed inside inverted commas.

(Translation of “direct” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)