1. Also Det Linguistics. determiner.

  2. Pharmacology. diethyltryptamine.

Other definitions for det. (2 of 2)


  1. detach.

  2. detachment.

  1. detail.

  2. determine.

  3. (in prescriptions) let it be given.

Origin of det.

From the Latin word dētur Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use DET in a sentence

  • If I had stayed in my fader's house, I vould haf been DET for goot, and perried too!

  • We beleaf in the spirit ov forgiveness—if we owe a man, and we won't pay him, let him forgiv the DET.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings | Henry Wheeler Shaw
  • "Let me DET in oor lap den," and Marion, climbing up, made herself perfectly at home.

    The Fourth Watch | H. A. Cody
  • Ill DET em, said Sandy, slipping down and bringing them to Louise from the table at the end of the tent.

    Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
  • He turned his head and gravely inquired: "Number Thirteen, how does ye DET'armine ther guilt of a witch?"

    A Pagan of the Hills | Charles Neville Buck

British Dictionary definitions for DET


abbreviation for
  1. diethyltryptamine, a hallucinogenic drug

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