What does Detective mean?

Definitions for Detective
dɪˈtɛk tɪvDe·tec·tive

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Detective.

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. James Shea:

    Director of Public Safety James Shea told reporters Friday. Based on what we know now, the amount of guns, the amount of ammunition, the fact that they had explosive devices -- we would have to assume they planned to do a lot more damage than we allowed them to do. THOUSANDS MOURN, ATTEND FUNERALS FOR Jersey City SHOOTING VICTIMS Police officers stand near the scene of a gun fight at a kosher supermarket in Jersey City, New Jersey, on Thursday. Anderson and Graham appear to have acted alone even though they had expressed interest in the Black Hebrew Israelites, a fringe religious group that often disparages whites and Jews, New Jersey officials have said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Thursday that the attack was driven by hatred of Jews and law enforcement and is being investigated as an act of domestic terrorism. The evidence points toward acts of hate. I can confirm that were investigating this matter as potential acts of domestic terrorism fueled both by anti-Semitism and anti-law enforcement beliefs, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal added that social media posts, witness interviews and other evidence reflected the couples hatred of Jews and police. Orthodox Jewish men carry Moshe Deutsch's casket outside a Brooklyn synagogue following Moshe Deutsch funeral on Wednesday in New York. Moshe Deutsch was one of the victims killed in Tuesday's shooting in Jersey City, New Jersey CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The attackers killed three people in the market, in addition to the police officer at a cemetery about a mile away, before dying in an hourslong gunbattle with police Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. Public Safety James Shea called Seals the ultimate detective or officer we would point to to tell young officers, This is how you should behave.

  2. 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.

  3. Rainn Wilson:

    I can relate to someone whose life is falling apart, and they are doing the best to get by, using humor to survive, backstrom really wears his heart on his sleeve and his life is unraveling… I would much rather hang out with that person than a slick procedural detective who has all the answers… it’s human, it’s frail, it’s interesting.

  4. Surfside Police Detective Marian Cruz:

    Surfside Police Detective Marian Cruz said. I say he just wanted some money. very gutsy, actually, to do something like this in the front lawn of someone’s house.

  5. Diana Dragomir:

    There was quite some detective work involved, and the right people were there at the right time, but we were lucky, and we caught the signals, and they were really clear.

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