Direction in a sentence as a noun

Sure, iphones are really cool but this is a step in a terrifying direction.

" He goes 11 miles in the opposite direction, plugs into a station in Norwich for an hour, and he visits a diner.

Too far in the other direction of distrusting customers and Amazon ends up like Paypal.

If water flows through the pipe in one direction, the diameter of the pipe increases, thus enabling the water to flow faster.

If water flows through the pipe in the opposite direction, the diameter of the pipe decreases, thus slowing down the flow of water.

He would make it a point to go out with us after the workday, or even during the workday, to chat about life, the direction of the company, whatever.

He was criticizing Apple for trying to take away peoples' freedoms and Steve Jobs for steering the company in this direction. He wasn't condemning him as a person, as he said "My feelings about Jobs as a person are not strong, since I barely knew him.

Took the originator's project in a new, unexpected direction, which makes it even more interesting.

And that's even before discovering the absolutely clueless direction that company is taking.

I'm not making a value judgement in either direction there--I feel that poetry is a good metaphor, because things in Scala tend to fall apart in the reading department.

It's a huge number of people that most of the technorati ignore - Facebook captured that market practically by accident, and Pinterest is exploding because somebody finally thought to actually aim in that direction on purpose.

][edit: It also occurred to me to verify the other direction: in fact, if you go to send a message, first the client sends something to the developer's server, which then returns a packet which, along with again the exactly 7 extra bytes, is sent to Apple's server.

Direction definitions


a line leading to a place or point; "he looked the other direction"; "didn't know the way home"


the spatial relation between something and the course along which it points or moves; "he checked the direction and velocity of the wind"


a general course along which something has a tendency to develop; "I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts"; "his ideals determined the direction of his career"; "they proposed a new direction for the firm"


something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

See also: guidance counsel counseling counselling


the act of managing something; "he was given overall management of the program"; "is the direction of the economy a function of government?"

See also: management


a message describing how something is to be done; "he gave directions faster than she could follow them"

See also: instruction


the act of setting and holding a course; "a new council was installed under the direction of the king"

See also: steering guidance


a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"

See also: commission charge


the concentration of attention or energy on something; "the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology"; "he had no direction in his life"

See also: focus focusing focussing centering