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

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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. Sid Naing:

    This issue is directly linked to poverty, it is ... important for society to not just criticize them, but to understand why it happened and help them get on the right path.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    We should not use this specific vote on a specific policy decision as some proxy for all the Senates broad feelings about foreign affairs. Concerns about Saudi human rights issues should be directly addressed with the administration and with Saudi officials.

  3. Harvey Grossman:

    What we have done here is move past the litigation process and advanced directly to a collaborative process, to ensure that stops on Chicago streets meet constitutional and legal standards.

  4. Steven Schoenfeld:

    While these public policy issues are not directly related to investment risk, many investors are saying: 'Wow, this is a risk worth noting. This is a policy risk , a potential reputational risk or perhaps also a regulatory risk,'.

  5. Michelle Oblak:

    [ 3D printing ] shifts the focus from an implant that has been designed for common use that requires modification to a patient, to a patient-specific implant that has been designed directly for them.

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Translations for directly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • непосредствено, точно, пряко, директно, веднагаBulgarian
  • directamentCatalan, Valencian
  • přímoCzech
  • direkt, gerade, unmittelbarGerman
  • direkte, rekteEsperanto
  • directamenteSpanish
  • به طور مستقیمPersian
  • directementFrench
  • [[go]] [[díreach]]Irish
  • ուղղակի, ուղիղArmenian
  • 直接Japanese
  • یه‌کسه‌رKurdish
  • eerlijk, dadelijk, rechtuit, zondermeer, onomwonden, direct, meteen, zo, zodadelijk, rechtstreeksDutch
  • diretamentePortuguese
  • ско́ро, открове́нно, пря́мо, вско́ре, че́стно, то́чно, напряму́ю, без обиняко́в, непосре́дственноRussian
  • direktSwedish
  • براہ راستUrdu

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    • A. abrupt
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