4. Motion with reference to direction


[Nouns] direction, bearing, course, vector; set, drift, tenor; tendency [more]; incidence; bending, trending; dip, tack, aim, collimation; steering, steerage.

point of the compass, cardinal points; North, East, South, West; N by E, ENE, NE by N, NE, etc.; rhumb, azimuth, line of collimation.

line, path, road, range, quarter, line of march; alignment, allignment; air line, beeline; straight shoot.

[Verbs] tend towards, bend towards, point towards; conduct to, go to; point to, point at; bend, trend, verge, incline, dip, determine.

steer for, steer towards, make for, make towards; aim at, level at; take aim; keep a course, hold a course; be bound for; bend one's steps towards; direct one's course, steer one's course, bend one's course, shape one's course; align one's march; to straight, go straight to the point; march on, march on a point; shoot for, aim for.

ascertain one's direction; s'orienter, see which way the wind blows; box the compass; take the air line.

[Adjectives] directed directed towards; pointing towards; bound for; aligned with; direct, straight; undeviating, unswerving; straightforward; North, Northern, Northerly, etc.

[Adverbs] towards; on the road, on the high road to; en avant; versus, to; hither, thither, whither; directly; straight as an arrow, forwards as an arrow; point blank; in a beeline to, in a direct line to, as the crow flies, in a straight line to, in a beeline for, in a direct line for, in a straight line for, in a beeline with, in a direct line with, in a straight line with; in a line with; full tilt at, as the crow flies.

before the wind, near the wind, close to the wind, against the wind; windwards, in the wind's eye.

through, via, by way of; in all directions, in all manner of ways; quaquaversum, from the four winds.

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