from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To cause to move in a different direction or go to a different destination.
  • transitive verb To give directions for an alternate destination to (someone).
  • transitive verb To change the object or focus of (attention).
  • noun Law A redirect examination.
  • noun Sports A deflection by one player of a shot or pass by a teammate, as in hockey.
  • noun Computers A website that serves only to guide users to another website, typically when a website at one URL has been moved to a different URL.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To direct again or anew: as, the parcel was sent to Boston and there redirected to Cambridge.
  • Direct a second time: used only in the legal phrase redirect examination (which see, under examination, 2).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Law) Applied to the examination of a witness, by the party calling him, after the cross-examination.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To give new direction to, change the direction of.
  • verb transitive To instruct to go, inquire ... elsewhere
  • verb computing, transitive To substitute an address or pointer to a new location.
  • noun A redirection.
  • noun law An examination of a witness, following cross-examination, by the party that conducted the direct examination.
  • noun computing A substitution of an address or identifier for another one

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb channel into a new direction


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

re- +‎ direct


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