What does Detective mean?

Definitions for Detective
dɪˈtɛk tɪvDe·tec·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detective, investigator, tec, police detective(noun)

    a police officer who investigates crimes

  2. detective(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. detective(Noun)

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

  2. detective(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detective(adj)

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

  2. Detective(noun)

    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.

British National Corpus

  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

How to pronounce Detective?

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How to say Detective in sign language?

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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. Patrick Major:

    What we get with these readings is a bit of scientific detective work which allows us a glimpse of not just what was happening on the ground but the effects of the bombing at the edge of space.

  2. Julie Rendelman:

    Now they are questioning [Evans’s] credibility, and the credibility of the detective who was investigating the case. When you’re the D.A., you’d better be dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. You don’t want something like this coming.”

  3. Randy Alfred:

    There was still a long history of mistrust between gay men and the police force, i mean, the homicide detective might have been in the vice squad two years ago when he busted you.

  4. Sheriff Penzone:

    Sheriff Penzone said. The vaping cartridges sell for about $ 50. Theyre not only sold on the black marketbut on social media, too. Detectives were able to track down a dealer near Phoenix who started trying to peddle cartridges on his social media accounts, police said. Vaping cartridges found at an illegal operation to the east of Phoenix. ( Stephanie Bennett/Fox Bennett/Fox News) So 25 gallons of crude and we recovered about 10,000 cartridges total off of that one guyWe located him through advertising to his various clients through social media.he had his own warehouse where he had a large lab set up there, Detective Matthew Shay said. Detectives said making the crude oil is dangerous. Marijuana leaves are washed with harmful chemicals like propane or butane, which extracts the highinducingTHC. Its then mixed with ethanol and distilled several times to make it more translucent, ready for vaping. Marijuana crude oil gets clearer as it's distilled, ready for vaping. ( Stephanie Bennett/Fox Bennett/Fox News) So In 2017, we had seized 16 pounds of crude oil, that number doubled in 2018. Last year, it was over 230, said Sheriff Penzone. As western states started legalizing marijuana, cartels switched production to this stronger, more addictive crude oil marijuanato keep business going. The growth of that industry has been incredible.

  5. Leif Tapanila:

    It's a detective story, we're using our tools to read the rocks and piece the crater back together.

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