What does Detective mean?

Definitions for Detective
dɪˈtɛk tɪvDe·tec·tive

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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

How to pronounce Detective?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Paul Dergarabedian:

    ' Endgame' has literally sprinted to heights that were once unthinkable, the only thing that could slow its ascent is the onslaught of notable summer blockbusters hitting theaters in coming weeks starting with' Pokémon : Detective Pikachu' next weekend.

  2. Peter Salama:

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

  3. Detective Leslie Branch-Wise:

    I just want people to know that I'm Detective Leslie Branch-Wise, I have children, and I'm a victim of sexual harassment, it made me physically sick. It was extremely scary. And I dealt with it at that time the best way that I could.

  4. Rod Wheeler:

    Cydney Ireland said. The sprawling, 58,000-student main campus in downtown Columbus is one of the nation's largest. Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler, a former Washington DC homicide detective and an Ohio State University alum, said the school's police department is highly trained. People don’t need to panic.

  5. Henry Stawinski:

    Seeing the danger presented by Michael, the shooter, (Detective Colson) took action -- and in doing so, demonstrated extreme heroism because it was his actions that allowed officers to take a position where they could intervene and neutralize the threat, detective Colson drew fire to himself, and in doing so was mortally wounded.

Images & Illustrations of Detective

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