Roget's Thesaurus: Entry 693 (Direction)

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#693. Direction. -- N. direction; management, managery[obs]; government, gubernation[obs], conduct, legislation, regulation, guidance; bossism [U.S.]; legislature; steerage, pilotage; reins, reins of government; helm, rudder, needle, compass; guiding star, load star, lode star, pole star; cynosure.

supervision, superintendence; surveillance, oversight; eye of the master; control, charge; board of control &c. (council) 696; command &c. (authority) 737.

premiership, senatorship; director &c. 694; chair, portfolio.

statesmanship; statecraft, kingcraft[obs], queencraft[obs].

ministry, ministration; administration; stewardship, proctorship[obs]; agency.

[person who directs] director &c. 694.

V. direct, manage, govern, conduct; order, prescribe, cut out work for; bead, lead; lead the way, show the way; take the lead, lead on; regulate, guide, steer, pilot; tackle

[intransitive] take the helm, be at the helm; have the reins, handle the reins, hold the reins, take the reins; drive, tool.

superintend, supervise; overlook, control, keep in order, look after, see to, legislate for; administer, ministrate[obs]; matronize[obs]; have the care of, have the charge of; be in charge of, have charge of, take the direction; boss, boss one around; pull the strings, pull the wires; rule &c. (command) 737; have the direction, hold office, hold the portfolio; preside, preside at the board; take the chair, occupy the chair, be in the chair; pull the stroke oar.

Adj. directing &c. v.; hegemonic.

Adv. at the helm, at the head of.