Definition of direct adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//dəˈrekt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//dəˈrekt//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈrekt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈrekt//
    ; BrE BrE//daɪˈrekt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈrekt//
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  1. 1without stopping or changing direction We flew direct to Hong Kong. The 10.40 goes direct to Leeds.
  2. nobody in between
  3. 2without involving other people I prefer to deal with him direct.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin directus, past participle of dirigere, from di- ‘distinctly’ or de- ‘down’ + regere ‘put straight’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: direct