Definition of direct:

part of speech: verb

To show the right road or course; to aim or point in a straight line; to regulate; to guide or lead; to order or instruct; to address as a letter.

part of speech: noun

A mark in music to guide the performer from the last note of one stave to the first of another.

part of speech: adjective

Not crooked or winding; straight; right; not circuitous; plain; open.

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The loadstone, which has the property of attracting iron, and of pointing to the poles when freely suspended; a bar of steel, to which the properties of the loadstone are imparted by contact; any piece of iron rendered powerfully attractive by a galvanic current; any powerful attraction. ...