Definitions

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

re- +‎ direct

Examples

  • ANNE BREMNER, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTY: Well, Tom Sneddon, on what they call redirect examination in a courtroom, I think came up with a good explanation for why the complainant, the accuser, didn't tell the dean at his school about the molestation.

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  • Web developers who think that despite what an SEO tells them, a 302 redirect is the way to go.

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  • Matt Carle (FSY), who had four assists, fed Gagne for a nice redirect from the top of the crease for the winner.

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  • June 13, 12: 01pm: Twelve hours after launch, a passionate and vitriol-filled flame war erupts amongst web protocol nazis about exacly which 300-series HTTP header should be used to redirect from the old/profile. php? id = 500012896 URLs to the new system.

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  • I think Topix. net has done a pretty good job of telling the world that they are “Topix. net”, why go through the effort of risking the potential lost traffic of a domain redirect and re-branding – especially when the new domain cost you $1m.

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  • The redirect from the old domain to your new one is working fine; if you google for 'the thinking blog' it finds posts on your old domain, but clicking on the links takes you to the post on the new domain.

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  • The service creates a redirect from a short Bit. ly link out to a longer link on any web page.

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  • I’m only getting one listing displayed, perhaps the redirect is a recent change and Google have just reindexed this.

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  • The closing admin would have deleted the page about Brett Clouser and replaced it with a page called a "redirect" -- when you type "Brett Clouser" into the search field, you would be taken to the

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  • Which brings me to the whole preposterous idea that somehow, we conservatives need to change - or to use the in-vogue word, "redirect" -- our message.

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