direction-n; 6 Senses

Sense Number 1: way

Commentary: a line leading to a place or point

He looked the other direction.
George didn't know the direction home.
Fido pulled George in the direction toward home.
He checked the direction and the velocity of the wind.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1 2

Sense Number 2: not spatial way

Commentary: a general course along which something has a tendency to develop

I couldn't follow the direction of his thoughts.
His ideals determined the direction of his career.
They proposed a new direction for the firm.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 3: guidance

Commentary: counsel, counseling, counseling - something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action

Career counseling is a form of guidance that every school should offer.
Many couples seek guidance in the form of marriage counseling only after they're separated.
Stock brokers are often hired to provide guidance as well as do their customer's trading.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: management

Commentary: DIRECTION[+event] the act of managing something

steering, guidance -
His direction of the project lasted two years.
He was given overall direction of the program for six months.
Was the direction of the economy in 2001 a function of government?
A new council was installed under the direction of the king.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 5 7

Sense Number 5: instruction

Commentary: commission, charge, command - a message or describing how something is to be done; or a formal statement of command or injunction to do something

He gave directions faster than she could follow them.
The judge's direction to the jury...

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 6 8

Sense Number 6: focus

Commentary: focusing, focussing, centering - the concentration of attention or energy on something

The direction of activity shifted to molecular biology.
He had no direction in his life.

WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 9