detail

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

verb (used with object)


Nearby words

  1. detachable,
  2. detached,
  3. detached retina,
  4. detachment,
  5. detachment of retina,
  6. detail drawing,
  7. detailed,
  8. detailer,
  9. detailing,
  10. detain

Idioms

    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

Related formspre·de·tail, verb (used with object)

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British Dictionary definitions for details

detail

/ (ˈdiːteɪl) /

noun

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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Word Origin and History for details
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Idioms and Phrases with details

detail

see in detail.

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