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Definitions of directed

  1.   ( often used in combination) having a specified direction; " a positively directed vector"; " goal- directed"
  2.   having a specified direction; " a positively directed vector"; ( often used in combination; " goal- directed")
  3.   of Direct
  4.   manageable by a supervising agent; " a directed program of study"

Antonyms for directed

unmanageable, unoriented, difficult.

Quotes of directed

  1. The Department of Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins was founded and directed by Tom Pollard, an engaging young scientist with remarkable energy and enthusiasm. – Peter Agre
  2. The accumulation of skill and science which has been directed to diminish the difficulty of producing manufactured goods, has not been beneficial to that country alone in which it is concentrated; distant kingdoms have participated in its advantages. – Charles Babbage
  3. But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility. – Melissa Bean
  4. I'm an awful driver. I'm not going to lie about it. I'm not a good driver. I tried for a long time to pretend that I was. There's a lot of road rage and a lot of times it's directed at something I've done on the road. – Kristen Bell
  5. But at a certain point, and I don't really know... people have asked me this. I don't know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed. – Peter Bogdanovich
  6. I have a strong sense of responsibility. I like to be directed it's true. If I didn't like that, I'd do something else. – Catherine Deneuve
  7. Oh, come off it, I've only directed three plays for the RSC. – Edward Hall
  8. I directed 24's pilot. I felt we should follow the characters around as if we were a documentary crew, using available light, hand -held cameras, split screens, sound that isn't always what it should be, to suit the reality of the premise. – Stephen Hopkins
  9. On the acquisition of Louisiana, in the year 1803, the attention of the government of the United States, was early directed towards exploring and improving the new territory. – Meriwether Lewis
  10. And now, dear sister, I must leave this house or the retreating army will make me a prisoner in it by filling up the road I am directed to take. – Dolley Madison
  11. Always when I directed the play, I was always trying to cast people not who were necessarily like the characters, but people who I felt had the essential component that the character had, some kind of soul for it. – Patrick Marber
  12. There is, therefore, no solution possible other than an economy directed by the workers through their organisations of control -through the workers' syndicates. – Frederica Montseny
  13. For me, the moral difficulties lie in the continual pressure brought to bear on my friends and immediate family, pressure which is not directed against me personally but which at the same time is all around me. – Andrei Sakharov
  14. Henceforth, language studies were no longer directed merely towards correcting grammar. – Ferdinand de Saussure
  15. He who lives in the single exercise of his mental faculties, however usefully or curiously directed is equally an imperfect animal with the man who knows only the exercise of muscles. – Francis Wright

Usage examples for directed

  1. He was directed to the first floor. ” – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. She directed her remark to Laura as though they had been talking over the thing she was thinking about. ” – Nan Sherwood on the Mexican Border by Annie Roe Carr
  3. “ To my satisfaction I saw that the heads of some of the animals were directed towards us, and, as they turned up the snow to get at the grass beneath, they came nearer and nearer. ” – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. “ " Ask him if he knows whether she landed anywhere near the city," Ned directed – Boy Scouts in an Airship by G. Harvey Ralphson
  5. “ For she remembered giving letters, so directed to this girl. ” – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  6. “ Bartlett directed him toward the elevator. ” – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  7. When they came to Sedgmoor, he himself directed the fire. ” – Highways and Byways in Surrey by Eric Parker
  8. If she had directed me to knock Mr. James Smith down, big as he was, I think at that moment I could have done it. ” – The Queen of Hearts by Wilkie Collins Last Updated: January 3, 2009
  9. Why directed care of her mother? ” – The Darling and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  10. “ I directed him to place it carefully where he had found it. ” – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  11. The party was admitted, and one of the garrison was directed to lead its members to their quarters. ” – Rulers of India: Lord Clive by George Bruce Malleson
  12. “ I had heard the note in the woods, and directed his attention to it. ” – Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales by Thomas Mitchell
  13. We fail to notice them because our attention is directed to something else. ” – Response in the Living and Non-Living by Jagadis Chunder Bose
  14. One did as directed and was caught by the strong arm of one of the crew. ” – A Yacht Voyage Round England by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. We directed our course to Misratah, instead of Benioleed, on account of there being more water in the former route. ” – Travels in the Great Desert of Sahara, in the Years of 1845 and 1846 by James Richardson
  16. This he followed, found the road and the open common, coming out close to a cottage to which he directed his steps in search of a cup of water. ” – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  17. All were now directed to stand some distance from the chain for fear of any accident. ” – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore
  18. As she had pointed to the door when San Giacinto had come, so she now directed Giovanni in the same way. ” – Sant' Ilario by F. Marion Crawford
  19. Suddenly the girl paused, and her eager gaze was directed toward Mount Hope- toward him. ” – The Just and the Unjust by Vaughan Kester
  20. Presently he realized that some of them were directed at him. ” – Operation Terror by William Fitzgerald Jenkins