part of speech: noun

definition 1: control or guidance.

  • He practiced the piano under the direction of his instructor.

synonyms: guidance

definition 2: (usually plural) information on which way to go or how to do something.

  • A stranger asked us for directions to the fair.
  • Directions for making the cake are in the cookbook.

synonyms: instruction

definition 3: an order or command.

  • Soldiers must follow directions.

synonyms: command, order

definition 4: the way in which one may face or travel.

  • Which direction did they go in?
  • All the houses on this street face in one direction.