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direct
used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

19 uses
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1  —1 use as in:
directed her question to
Definition
to indicate direction; or to cause movement or focus in a direction or towards an object
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "intentionally directed fire at unarmed civilians" — aimed a gun
  • "directed the question to her" — aimed a question
  • "directed her north" — pointed in a particular direction
  • "directed attention to the 3rd paragraph" — focused attention on a particular object
  • "The sound of her voice directed him to the kitchen." — guided or gave directions to someone to help them move to a particular place
  • "She directed him to the airport." — gave directions to send someone to a particular place
  • "She directed the boat north." — steered it
  • "directed the letter to" — send a letter to a particular person by putting a name and address on it
  • FOOTNOTES [1] The text of the original leaves it somewhat in doubt whether the anger of the Greeks were directed against Thersites or Agamemnon.
    Footnotes (2% in)

There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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?  —18 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • He said: and, brave as Mars, Meriones, Thither where he directed, led the way.
    2.13 — Volume 2 Book 13 (40% in)
  • Hear then my counsel; let us all agree Home to direct our course, since here in vain We strive to take the well-built walls of Troy.
    1.2 — Volume 1 Book 2 (16% in)
  • Nor, Menelaus, was thy safety then Uncar'd for of the Gods; Jove's daughter first, Pallas, before thee stood, and turn'd aside The pointed arrow; turn'd it so aside As when a mother from her infant's cheek, Wrapt in sweet slumbers, brushes off a fly; Its course she so directed that it struck Just where the golden clasps the belt restrain'd, And where the breastplate, doubled, check'd its force.
    1.4 — Volume 1 Book 4 (23% in)
  • Come then; at him the first direct thy car; Encounter with him hand to hand; nor fear To strike this madman, this incarnate curse, This shameless renegade; who late agreed With Juno and with me to combat Troy, And aid the Grecian cause; who now appears, The Greeks deserting, in the Trojan ranks.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (89% in)
  • Then Pallas took the whip and reins, and urg'd Direct at Mars the fiery coursers' speed.
    1.5 — Volume 1 Book 5 (91% in)
  • Then to their prowess fell, by Paris' hand Menesthius, royal Areithous' son, Whom to the King, in Arna, where he dwelt, The stag-ey'd dame Phylomedusa bore; While Hector smote, with well-directed spear, Beneath the brass-bound headpiece, through the throat, Eioneus, and slack'd his limbs in death; And Glaucus, leader of the Lycian bands, Son of Hippolochus, amid the fray Iphinous, son of Dexias, borne on high By two fleet mares upon a lofty car, Pierc'd through the shoulder; from the...
    1.7 — Volume 1 Book 7 (2% in)
  • Jupiter assembles a council of the deities, and threatens them with the pains of Tartarus, if they assist either side: Minerva only obtains of him that she may direct the Greeks by her counsels.
    1.7 — Volume 1 Book 7 (96% in)
  • Hear then my counsel; let us all agree Home to direct our course: since here in vain We strive to take the well-built walls of Troy.
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (4% in)
  • If others ask'd my counsel, I should say, 'Homeward direct your course; of lofty Troy Ye see not yet the end; all-seeing Jove O'er her extends his hand; on him relying Her people all with confidence are fill'd.'
    2.9 — Volume 2 Book 9 (58% in)
  • ...then Cebriones, who saw Confus'd the Trojans' right, drew near, and said: "Hector, we here, on th' outskirts of the field, O'erpow'r the Greeks; on th' other side, our friends In strange confusion mingled, horse and man, Are driv'n; among them Ajax spreads dismay, The son of Telamon; I know him well, And the broad shield that o'er his shoulders hangs; Thither direct we then our car, where most In mutual slaughter horse and foot engage, And loudest swells, uncheck'd, the battle cry."
    2.11 — Volume 2 Book 11 (62% in)
  • Then, as a vulture 'mid a flock of geese, Amid the battle rush'd Automedon, His horses' course directing, and their speed Exciting, though he mourn'd his comrade slain.
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (58% in)
  • ...Automedon, and loudly call'd On Menelaus and th' Ajaces both: "Ye two Ajaces, leaders of the host, And, Menelaus, with our bravest all, Ye on the dead alone your care bestow, To guard him, and stave off the hostile ranks; But haste, and us, the living, save from death; For Hector and AEneas hitherward, With weight o'erpow'ring, through the bloody press, The bravest of the Trojans, force their way: Yet is the issue in the hands of Heav'n; I hurl the spear, but Jove directs the blow."
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (65% in)
  • Nor did not Ajax and Atrides see How in the Trojans' favour Saturn's son The wav'ring scale of vict'ry turn'd; and thus Great Ajax Telamon his grief express'd: "O Heav'n! the veriest child might plainly see That Jove the Trojans' triumph has decreed: Their weapons all, by whomsoever thrown, Or weak, or strong, attain their mark; for Jove Directs their course; while ours upon the plain Innocuous fall.
    2.17 — Volume 2 Book 17 (80% in)
  • He left her thus, and to his forge return'd; The bellows then directing to the fire, He bade them work; through twenty pipes at once Forthwith they pour'd their diverse-temper'd blasts; Now briskly seconding his eager haste, Now at his will, and as the work requir'd.
    2.18 — Volume 2 Book 18 (72% in)
  • As when, pursued by fire, a hov'ring swarm Of locusts riverward direct their flight, And, as th' insatiate flames advance, they cow'r Amid the waters; so a mingled mass Of men and horses, by Achilles driv'n, The deeply-whirling stream, of Xanthus chok'd.
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (2% in)
  • Then at Asteropaeus in his turn With deadly intent the son of Peleus threw His straight-directed spear; his mark he miss'd, But struck the lofty bank, where, deep infix'd To half its length, the Pelian ash remain'd.
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (26% in)
  • Not long they stood aloof, led on by Mars The buckler-breaker, who to Pallas first, Poising his spear, his bitter speech address'd: "What dost thou here, thou saucy jade, to war The Gods exciting, overbold of mood, Led by thy haughty spirit? dost thou forget How thou the son of Tydeus, Diomed, Didst urge against me, and with visible spear Direct his aim, and aid to wound my flesh?
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (62% in)
  • Or should I leave the others to their fate, Scatter'd by Peleus' son; and from the wall And o'er the plain of Troy direct my flight, Far as the foot of Ida's hill, and there Lie hid in thickest covert; and at eve, Refresh'd by bathing in the cooling stream, And purg'd the sweat, retrace my steps to Troy?
    2.21 — Volume 2 Book 21 (88% in)

There are no more uses of "direct" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward).

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