direction etymology

English word direction comes from Latin directus, Latin -tione

Detailed word origin of direction

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
directus Latin (lat) (by extension) direct, straight; level; upright. Directed, steered, having been directed. Distributed, scattered, having been distributed. Laid straight, arranged in lines, having been arranged in lines.
-tione Latin (lat)
directio Latin (lat) Aiming. Correction. Direction (act of directing). Fairness. Righteousness.
direction French (fra) (figuratively) direction. (figuratively) the director of the administration/organisation. (occasional, figurative) the territory administered by a government. (spatial) direction. Government.
direction English (eng) (archaic) An address.. A theoretical line (physically or mentally) followed from a point of origin or towards a destination.. An general trend for future action.. Guidance, instruction.. The work of the director in cinema or theater; the skill of directing a film, play etc.

Words with the same origin as direction

Descendants of directus
address direct director dress dressed dresser dressing hairdresser