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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction

# 278. Direction.

NOUN:DIRECTION, bearing, course, set, trend, run, drift, tenor; tendency [See Tendency]; incidence; bending, trending &c. v.; dip, tack, aim, collimation; steering, steerage.
points of the compass, cardinal points; north, east, south, west; N by E, NNE, NE by N, NE, &c.
rhumb, azimuth, line of collimation.
LINE, path, road, range, quarter, line of march; alignment or alinement; air line, bee line; straight shot.
VERB:TEND TOWARDS, bend towards, point towards; conduct to, go to; point -to, – at; bend, trend, verge, incline, dip, determine.
STEER FOR, steer towards, make for, make towards; aim at, level at; take aim; keep -, hold- a course; be bound for; bend one’s steps towards; direct -, steer -, bend -, shape- one’s course; align one’s march; go straight, – to the point; make a bee line; march -on, – on a point.
ascertain one’s direction &c. n.; s’orienter [F.], see which way the wind blows; box the compass; take the air line.
ADJECTIVE:DIRECTED &c. v., – towards; pointing towards &c. v.; bound for; aligned with; direct, straight; undeviating, unswerving; straightforward; north, northern, northerly, &c. n.
DIRECTABLE, steerable, leadable, dirigible, guidable, aimable, determinable.
ADVERB:TOWARDS; on the -road, – high road- to; en avant [F.]; versus [L.], to; hither, thither, whither; directly; straight, – forwards, – as an arrow; point-blank; in a -bee, – direct, – straight- line -to, – for, – with; in a line with; full tilt at, as the crow flies.
before -, near -, close to -, against- the wind; windward, in the wind’s eye.
THROUGH, viâ [L.], by way of; in all -directions, – manner of ways; quaquaversum [L.], from the four winds.