What does DETECTIVE mean?

Definitions for DETECTIVE
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detective, investigator, tec, police detectivenoun

    a police officer who investigates crimes

  2. detectivenoun

    an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public

Wiktionary

  1. detectivenoun

    a police officer who looks for evidence as part of solving a crime; an investigator.

  2. detectivenoun

    a person employed to find information not otherwise available to the public.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detectiveadjective

    fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer

  2. Detectivenoun

    one who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy

Freebase

  1. Detective

    A detective is an investigator, either a member of a police agency or a private person. The latter may be known as private investigators or "private eyes". Informally, and primarily in fiction, a detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who solves crimes, including historical crimes, or looks into records.

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DETECTIVE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4837

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DETECTIVE' in Nouns Frequency: #1483

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DETECTIVE in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DETECTIVE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of DETECTIVE in a Sentence

  1. Peter Salama:

    The detective work of epidemiology will make or break the response to this outbreak.

  2. Peter Salama:

    It’s really the detective work of epidemiology that will make or break the response to this outbreak.

  3. Joseph Pollini:

    Probably the most important thing a detective can do is document their investigation so that anyone reading the paperwork could close their eyes and see what he saw, but that wasn't always the thinking.

  4. Photographer Jorge Rodriguez:

    This year, we refurbished an old lifeguard stand, where we have a sergeant and detective stationed on the weekend to DJ, engage with our community and visitors and remind them of the do’s and don’ts of having a good time.

  5. Bruce McArthur:

    The new reports fromThe Globe and Mailand theToronto Star offer conflicting information on the exact date of the interview, with one saying it happened in 2013 and the latter say it was between 2014 and 2017. But both reports raise questions about what Toronto Police knew about Bruce McArthur in the years leading up to Bruce McArthur arrest. Clockwise from left : Majeed Kayhan, 58 ; Dean Lisowick ; Soroush Marmudi, 50 ; Selim Esen, 44 and Andrew Kinsman, 49. ( Toronto Police) The Globe and Mail, citing a source with knowledge of the interview, says it occurred during the Project Project Houston investigation, which looked into the disappearances of three men in Toronto's Gay Village neighborhood, two of which Bruce McArthur was later charged with killing. The source said detectives had linked Bruce McArthur to two of the men through dating apps and brought Bruce McArthur in for questioning after receiving an anonymous tip. The Toronto Star, citing similar sources, said the interview happened between the closure of Project Houston in 2014 and the beginning of another investigation in 2017 that resulted in McArthur’s arrest. It also said the interview was over a matter unrelated to the missing people, but did not disclose what exactly. Detective Sgt. Hank Idsinga told The Globe and Mail in January that Bruce McArthur was not Bruce McArthur during Project Houston. Until we can establish that there has been foul play, we can attach a criminal offence to foul play, that's when someone would become Bruce McArthur.

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