What does directly mean?

Definitions for directly
dɪˈrɛkt li, daɪ-di·rect·ly

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word directly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. directly, straight, directadverb

    without deviation

    "the path leads directly to the lake"; "went direct to the office"

  2. directlyadverb

    without anyone or anything intervening

    "these two factors are directly related"; "he was directly responsible"; "measured the physical properties directly"

  3. immediately, instantly, straightaway, straight off, directly, now, right away, at once, forthwith, like a shotadverb

    without delay or hesitation; with no time intervening

    "he answered immediately"; "found an answer straightaway"; "an official accused of dishonesty should be suspended forthwith"; "Come here now!"

  4. directly, flat, straightadverb

    in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly

    "he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay"

Wiktionary

  1. directlyadverb

    in a direct manner; in a straight line or course.

    He drove directly to the office, and didn't stop off at the petrol station.

  2. directlyadverb

    in a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct means.

    I'm sick of asking you to fire him, I'll just do it directly.

  3. directlyadverb

    plainly, without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms.

  4. directlyadverb

    exactly; just.

    It's directly across the street

  5. directlyadverb

    straightforwardly; honestly.

    He told me directly that he'd cheated on me, and how sorry he was for it.

  6. directlyadverb

    immediately

  7. directlyadverb

    soon; next; when it becomes convenient

    We'll go to the store directly, but first I need to finish sweeping.

  8. directlyconjunction

    As soon as.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Directlyadverb

    in a direct manner; in a straight line or course

  2. Directlyadverb

    in a straightforward way; without anything intervening; not by secondary, but by direct, means

  3. Directlyadverb

    without circumlocution or ambiguity; absolutely; in express terms

  4. Directlyadverb

    exactly; just

  5. Directlyadverb

    straightforwardly; honestly

  6. Directlyadverb

    manifestly; openly

  7. Directlyadverb

    straightway; next in order; without delay; immediately

  8. Directlyadverb

    immediately after; as soon as

CrunchBase

  1. Directly

    Directly delivers better customer service. We make it easy to reach experts in big companies and reward them for fast, personal attention. Our experts work independently in their own free time, earn rewards and reputation, and can cash out their rewards or donate them to one of the non-profit causes we support. Directly is free, with paid options for advanced targeting and better, faster help.Directly is backed by True Ventures and prominent angels including Esther Dyson and is based in San Francisco.

Editors Contribution

  1. directlyadverb

    In a direct manner.

    They were joyous and the planned their wedding directly together and created a simple, amazing, fun and united party atmosphere easily with their loving intent.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 2, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'directly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1140

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'directly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2224

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'directly' in Adverbs Frequency: #116

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of directly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of directly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of directly in a Sentence

  1. Russ Vought:

    Many NGOs openly encourage the flaunting of our border and immigration laws, providing 'how-to' guidance on how to come to the United States illegally, and then reward such activity by facilitating and funding housing, food, utilities, and legal support. The net effect of these activities either directly promotes or provides cover for human trafficking operations, and the exploitation of men, women, and children at the border under the guise of ‘helping’ migrants, i support Rep. Gooden's efforts to make sure groups that facilitate these activities are no longer funded with the hard-earned tax dollars supplied by the forgotten men and women of America.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    If a hater can directly influence your plans, then your plans aren’t ambitious enough.

  3. Peter Tamte:

    Players will encounter civilians during gameplay, and these people also speak directly to players through video interviews, we want players to get to know these people as real human beings, rather than just avatars on a computer screen. And we want players to hear these Iraqis' perspectives and stories in their own words.

  4. Andrew Brown:

    I think Mr. Brown's intention was to get away. I think Mr. Brown was fleeing an arrest because Mr. Brown had drugs on his person and in his car and I think he did not want to get caught with those, so that's why I think Mr. Brown was fleeing, the officers' position around the car is why he drove at them. He had no choice, if he was going to attempt to flee, he had no choice but to drive directly at the officers. When he did that, and he made that decision on his own, he placed their lives in danger.

  5. District Attorney Janet DiFiore:

    Using the child’s 'illnesses' to self aggrandize herself, her actions directly lead to her son’s tortured death.

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Translations for directly

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  • непосредствено, веднага, директно, точно, прякоBulgarian
  • directamentCatalan, Valencian
  • přímoCzech
  • unmittelbar, gerade, direktGerman
  • rekte, direkteEsperanto
  • directamenteSpanish
  • به طور مستقیمPersian
  • directementFrench
  • [[go]] [[díreach]]Irish
  • ուղիղ, ուղղակիArmenian
  • 直接Japanese
  • یه‌کسه‌رKurdish
  • eerlijk, dadelijk, zo, rechtuit, meteen, zodadelijk, direct, rechtstreeks, onomwonden, zondermeerDutch
  • diretamentePortuguese
  • непосре́дственно, ско́ро, без обиняко́в, напряму́ю, то́чно, че́стно, вско́ре, пря́мо, открове́нноRussian
  • direktSwedish
  • براہ راستUrdu

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