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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on;
- Example: "felt his mother's directing arm around him"
- Example: "the directional role of science on industrial progress"
[syn: directing, directional, directive, guiding]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Direct \Di*rect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Directed; p. pr. & vb. n. Directing.] 1. To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance. [1913 Webster] 2. To point out or show to (any one), as the direct or right course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as, he directed me to the left-hand road. [1913 Webster] The Lord direct your into the love of God. --2 Thess. iii. 5. [1913 Webster] The next points to which I will direct your attention. --Lubbock. [1913 Webster] 3. To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of a nation or the movements of an army. [1913 Webster] I will direct their work in truth. --Is. lxi. 8. [1913 Webster] 4. To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior; to order; as, he directed them to go. [1913 Webster] I 'll first direct my men what they shall do. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 5. To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to superscribe; as, to direct a letter. Syn: To guide; lead; conduct; dispose; manage; regulate; order; instruct; command. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

directing adj 1: showing the way by conducting or leading; imposing direction on; "felt his mother's directing arm around him"; "the directional role of science on industrial progress" [syn: directing, directional, directive, guiding]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

21 Moby Thesaurus words for "directing": administrative, bureaucratic, chief, commanding, controlling, directive, directorial, directory, executive, governing, guiding, head, leading, managerial, managing, ministerial, official, regulating, regulative, regulatory, supervisory