- an appointment or assignment, as of a small group or an officer, for a special task.
- the party or person so selected: the kitchen detail.
- a particular assignment of duty.
Idioms about detail
Origin of detail
OTHER WORDS FROM detailpre·de·tail, verb (used with object)
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How to use detail in a sentence
Novavax, similarly, hasn’t begun any trials in children, and a company spokeswoman said it couldn’t share any details at this time.Fauci: Vaccines for Kids as Young as First Graders Could Be Authorized by September|by Caroline Chen|February 11, 2021|ProPublica
Investigators think the suspect might have been in the vehicle, but did not have a description or other details about the possible suspect.Police looking for suspect who fled scene of homicide Wednesday in Reston|Justin Jouvenal|February 10, 2021|Washington Post
He said he could not share details on the contracts or consultants the Housing Commission selected.Vacancy Tax Study Is Giving City Officials Déjà Vu|Lisa Halverstadt and Andrew Keatts|February 10, 2021|Voice of San Diego
While the exact details for the EU’s new regulation are still unknown, it’s unreasonable to expect Google to pay to link to publishers on the main search results page, as Australia is trying to strong-arm it into doing.Google might have to subsidize journalism, but not like this…|George Nguyen|February 10, 2021|Search Engine Land
Neither the team nor police have offered details about Reid’s actions leading up to the crash, which injured two young children seated in the back seat of one of the cars.As police continue probe of Britt Reid crash, 5-year-old remains in critical condition|Rick Maese|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
It is the steady accretion of detail that may yet be the most damaging factor in the battle for British hearts and minds.
He goes into some detail into what it took to persuade voters to pass marriage equality at the ballot box in four states in 2012.The Real Story Behind the Fight for Marriage Equality|E.J. Graff|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Former Texas governor Ann Richards was a big fan of the Texas Rangers, a contingent of which was her protective detail.
Every detail was not only perfect but itself a piece of art.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo|Felice Picano|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His detail seeking in our meetings is compulsive and a little nuts.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For every detail is so marvellously symmetrical that no one is dwarfed, no one challenges special attention.
In dramatic interpretation the voice is a much more significant feature relatively than is the detail of gesture in pantomime.
Impersonation absolutely requires the finest detail of mannerism to be represented in the action.
And I have given this tedious detail to urge and embolden others to remonstrate against it.
He simply devoured books, studying every detail of construction, and learning a great deal as to style and effect.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for detail
- the act of assigning personnel for a specific duty, esp a fatigue
- the personnel selected
- the duty or assignment
Word Origin for detail
Other Idioms and Phrases with detail
see in detail.