di‧rect‧ly1 S2 W2
with no other person, action, process etc between [≠ indirectly]:
The new property tax law won't directly affect us.
We hope to bring together the countries directly involved in the conflict.
Application for admission to this course should be made directly to the University.
exactly in a particular position or direction [= right]
directly in front of/behind/under etc something
It was a small house, directly behind the church.
The girl was sitting directly opposite him.
Have you noticed how he never looks directly at you?
to say exactly what you mean without trying to hide anything:
Jeff has a job in mind, but refuses to say directly what it is.
4 British English old-fashioned
He should be here directly, if you don't mind waiting.
5 British English old-fashioned