[ noun dih-teyl, dee-teyl; verb dih-teyl or, for 13, dee-teyl ]
/ noun dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi teɪl; verb dɪˈteɪl or, for 13, ˈdi teɪl /


verb (used with object)

Idioms for detail

    in detail, item by item; with particulars: The résumé stated his qualifications in detail.

Origin of detail

1595–1605; <French détail, Old French, noun derivative of detailler ‘to cut in pieces’, equivalent to de- dis-1 + tailler ‘to cut’ <Vulgar Latin *taliāre; see tailor1


pre·de·tail, verb (used with object) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for detail

/ (ˈdiːteɪl) /


verb (tr)

Word Origin for detail

C17: from French détail, from Old French detailler to cut in pieces, from de- dis- 1 + tailler to cut; see tailor
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Idioms and Phrases with detail


see in detail.

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