Straight, constant, without interruption. (adjective)
To manage, control, steer. (verb)
To aim (something) at (something else). (verb)
Examples of word direct
Diary Entry by Ross Levin (about the author) yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Action Alert: Money bomb today to fund a documentary about direct democracy, plus other activism'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'There\'s been a lot of talk about \'direct democracy\' since Obama was elected - about how his campaign involved people at a level never before seen in national politics, how his White House has been using online programs to get peoples\ 'input, and so on.
-- _Rewrite these same sentences, changing the direct quotations and questions to indirect, and the indirect to direct_.
If there are any who imagine, that positive and direct evidence is absolutely necessary to conviction, they are much mistaken; it is a mistake, I believe, very common with those who commit offences: they fancy that they are secure because they are not seen at the moment; but you may prove their guilt as conclusively, perhaps even more satisfactorily, by _circumstantial evidence_, as by any _direct evidence_ that can possibly be given.
The Hindu Yogis, or rather those who instruct their pupils in _ "Raja Yoga," _ give their students directions whereby they may _direct_ their sub-conscious minds to perform mental tasks for them, just as one may direct another to perform a task.
I use the term direct acting, because I dispensed with the beam and parallel motion, which was generally considered the correct mode of transferring the action of the piston to the crank.