What does the word indirect mean?

Usage examples for indirect

  1. If he can't get much of a look in by direct means, he'll try indirect ones, and depression is one of his favourite indirect methods. – Antony Gray,--Gardener by Leslie Moore
  2. Its value is more indirect than direct. – Logic, Inductive and Deductive by William Minto
  3. By an indirect law it is accorded to those who, forgetting self, give and thereby lose their lives in human service. – The Higher Powers of Mind and Spirit by Ralph Waldo Trine