The action of directing; pointing (something) or looking towards.
* 1835 , Sir , Sir (James Clark Ross),
Narrative of a Second Voyage in Search of a North-west Passage …, Volume 1 , pp.284-5
- Towards the following morning, the thermometer fell to 5°; and at daylight, there was not an atom of water to be seen in any direction .
The work of the director in cinema or theater; the skill of directing a film, play etc.
(archaic) An address.
* 1796 , , (The Monk) , Folio Society 1985, p. 218:
The path or course of a given movement, or moving body; an indication of the point toward or from which an object is moving.
- Her aunt Leonella was still at Cordova, and she knew not her direction .
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, passage=Judge Short had gone to town, and Farrar was off for a three days' cruise up the lake. I was bitterly regretting I had not gone with him when the distant notes of a coach horn reached my ear, and I descried a four-in-hand winding its way up the inn road from the direction
* 1900 , , (The House Behind the Cedars) , Chapter I,
- Just before Warwick reached Liberty Point, a young woman came down Front Street from the direction of the market-house. When their paths converged, Warwick kept on down Front Street behind her, it having been already his intention to walk in this direction .
Somewhither else; to some other place; in some other direction.
* 1843 , '', book 4, chapter VIII, ''The Didactic
* 1919 ,
- […] know that ‘impossible,’ where Truth and Mercy and the everlasting Voice of Nature order, has no place in the brave man’s dictionary. That when all men have said “Impossible,” and tumbled noisily elsewhither , and thou alone art left, then first thy time and possibility have come.
- With Strickland the sexual appetite took a very small place. It was unimportant. It was irksome. His soul aimed elsewhither .