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3 definitions found
 for Directed
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Direct \Di*rect"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Directed; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Directing.]
     1. To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a
        mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct
        an arrow or a piece of ordnance.
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     2. To point out or show to (any one), as the direct or right
        course or way; to guide, as by pointing out the way; as,
        he directed me to the left-hand road.
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              The Lord direct your into the love of God. --2
                                                    Thess. iii. 5.
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              The next points to which I will direct your
              attention.                            --Lubbock.
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     3. To determine the direction or course of; to cause to go on
        in a particular manner; to order in the way to a certain
        end; to regulate; to govern; as, to direct the affairs of
        a nation or the movements of an army.
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              I will direct their work in truth.    --Is. lxi. 8.
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     4. To point out to with authority; to instruct as a superior;
        to order; as, he directed them to go.
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              I 'll first direct my men what they shall do.
                                                    --Shak.
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     5. To put a direction or address upon; to mark with the name
        and residence of the person to whom anything is sent; to
        superscribe; as, to direct a letter.
  
     Syn: To guide; lead; conduct; dispose; manage; regulate;
          order; instruct; command.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  directed \directed\ adj.
     1. having a specified direction; often used in combination;
        as, goal-directed.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. marked with a destination; -- of mail or parcels; as, I
        throw away all mail directed to `resident'. Opposite of
        unaddressed.
  
     Syn: addressed.
          [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

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