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direct
used in The Lightning Thief

3 meanings, 23 uses
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1  —5 uses as in:
directly above; or buy direct from
Definition
straight (exactly where stated); or without involvement of anything in between
The exact meaning of this sense of direct is subject to its context. For example:
  • "The road runs directly to Las Vegas." — straight (without varying from a straight line)
  • "It was a direct hit." — exact
  • "The plant is in direct sunlight." — unobstructed (without anything in between)
  • "She wants a direct meeting with him." — personal (without other people in between)
  • "She paid direct attention to what he was reading." — close
  • "a direct gaze" — straight, steady, or focused—not a brief glance taken while generally looking at other things; not a sideways look
  • Then he shimmered and became the size of a regular man, standing directly in front of me.
    Chapter 21 (61% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • The valley was surrounded by rolling hills, and the tallest one, directly in front of us, was the one with the huge pine tree on top.
    Chapter 5 (13% in)
  • Never look at her directly.
    Chapter 11 (75% in)
  • Her eyes looked directly at me, pleading: Go!
    Chapter 12 (73% in)
  • He twisted, and the strike that should've caught him directly in the spine was deflected off the end of his sword hilt.
    Chapter 20 (53% in)

There are no more uses of "direct" flagged with this meaning in The Lightning Thief.

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2  —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
  • The numbing power of its voice seemed directed somewhere else.
    Chapter 16 (46% in)

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3  —6 uses as in:
directed the movie
Definition
supervise, control, or to be in charge of
  • Mr. D (Dionysus) Camp Director, Olympian Council #12 That's another thing about ADHD.
    Chapter 22 (30% in)
Other Uses (with this meaning)
  • He's the camp director.
    Chapter 5 (32% in)
  • Totally confused, I looked at the director.
    Chapter 5 (42% in)
  • I was liking the camp director less and less.
    Chapter 5 (49% in)
  • The camp director dealt the cards.
    Chapter 5 (51% in)
  • Our activities director, Chiron, says the next capture the flag is Friday.
    Chapter 7 (93% in)

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?  —11 uses
exact meaning not specified
  • He directed you into the throne room on Olympus, You took the master bolt and my helm.
    Chapter 19 (64% in)
  • Wait until the last second, then jump out of the way— directly sideways.
    Chapter 4 (62% in)
  • Now, a god cannot usurp another god's symbol of power directly-that is forbidden by the most ancient of divine laws.
    Chapter 9 (41% in)
  • Aunty Em directed us to a park bench next to the stone satyr.
    Chapter 11 (52% in)
  • But Chiron said the gods can't take each other's magic items directly.
    Chapter 15 (18% in)
  • I could have brought you what I stole directly — You? the monster said in scorn.
    Chapter 16 (48% in)
  • I made her look directly in my eyes.
    Chapter 16 (93% in)
  • Besides, he is forbidden to help you directly.
    Chapter 17 (39% in)
  • The gods can work by indirect influence only.
    Chapter 17 (40% in)
  • The Lord of the Dead resembled pictures I'd seen of Adolph Hitler, or Napoleon, or the terrorist leaders who direct suicide bombers.
    Chapter 19 (49% in)
  • No direct involvement.
    Chapter 20 (37% in)

There are no more uses of "direct" in The Lightning Thief.

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