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direct
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

3 meanings, 9 uses
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1  —6 uses as in:
directly above; or buy direct from
Definition
straight (exactly where stated); or without involvement of anything in between
—including such senses as:
  • straight (without varying from a straight line)
  • exact (without other factors)
  • close (with other factors minimized)
  • personal (without other people in between)
  • unobstructed (without anything in between)
  • of a look: straight, steady, or focused—not a brief glance taken while generally looking at other things; not a sideways look
  • In this way they advanced some fifteen miles, measured in a direct line east, though they must have actually walked twenty miles or more.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (81% in)
direct = straight (without changing direction)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • But the Hobbits may have learned it direct from the Elves, the teachers of Men in their youth.
    Prologue (40% in)
  • direct = straight (without anything in between)
  • The path seemed to be making directly for it.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Old Forest (31% in)
  • directly = straight (without stopping anywhere in between)
  • We cannot count on getting anything to eat between here and Rivendell, except what we take with us; and we ought to take plenty to spare; for we may be delayed, or forced to go round-about, far out of the direct way.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- A Knife in the Dark (12% in)
  • direct = straightest or quickest
  • It cannot be less than forty miles from West-door to East-gate in a direct line, and the road may wind much.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (62% in)
  • direct = straight (without changing direction)
  • The light of the shaft fell directly on a table in the middle of the room: a single oblong block, about two feet high, upon which was laid a great slab of white stone.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (99% in)
directly = straight (without anything in between)
There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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2  —2 uses as in:
directed her question to
Definition
to indicate direction; or cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object — such as
  • to aim a gun or comment at someone
  • to point in a particular direction
  • to focus attention on a particular object
  • to guide or give directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • to send someone to a particular place
  • to steer a car, boat, etc.
  • to send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
  • As the Power grows, its proved friends will also grow; and the Wise, such as you and I, may with patience come at last to direct its courses, to control it.
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Council of Elrond (63% in)
direct = guide
  • They began by offering him bad bargain-prices (as between friends) for various valuable and unlabelled things. When Frodo replied that only the things specially directed by Bilbo were being given away, they said the whole affair was very fishy.
    1.1 -- Book 1 Chapter 1 -- A Long-expected Party (88% in)
directed = aimed (with a written note)
There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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3  —1 use as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • If it had inspired or directed the development of the legend, then certainly the Ring would have been seized and used against Sauron; he would not have been annihilated but enslaved, and Barad-dur would not have been destroyed but occupied.
    Forward (60% in)
directed = orchestrated (managed or overseen)
There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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