What does detail mean?

Definitions for detail
dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi teɪlde·tail

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. detail, item, pointnoun

    an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

    "several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"

  2. detail, particular, itemnoun

    a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

    "it was perfect in all details"

  3. detailnoun

    extended treatment of particulars

    "the essay contained too much detail"

  4. detailnoun

    a crew of workers selected for a particular task

    "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"

  5. contingent, detailverb

    a temporary military unit

    "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"

  6. detailverb

    provide details for

  7. detailverb

    assign to a specific task

    "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"

GCIDE

  1. Detailverb

    To provide with fine or intricate added decoration.

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dtailler to cut up in pieces, tell in detail. See Detail, n.]

Wiktionary

  1. detailnoun

    Something small enough to escape casual notice.

    Etymology: détail, from detail, from detaillier, from de- + taillier.

  2. detailnoun

    A profusion of details.

    This etching is full of fine detail

    Etymology: détail, from detail, from detaillier, from de- + taillier.

  3. detailnoun

    Something considered trivial enough to ignore.

    I don't concern myself with the details of accounting

    Etymology: détail, from detail, from detaillier, from de- + taillier.

  4. detailnoun

    A person's name, address and other personal information.

    The arresting officer asked the suspect for his details.

    Etymology: détail, from detail, from detaillier, from de- + taillier.

  5. detailnoun

    A temporary unit or assignment.

    Etymology: détail, from detail, from detaillier, from de- + taillier.

  6. detailverb

    to explain in detail

    I'll detail the exact procedure to you later.

    Etymology: détail, from detail, from detaillier, from de- + taillier.

  7. detailverb

    (US (?)) to clean carefully (particularly a car)

    We need to have the minivan detailed.

    Etymology: détail, from detail, from detaillier, from de- + taillier.

  8. detailverb

    to assign to a particular task

    Etymology: détail, from detail, from detaillier, from de- + taillier.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detailnoun

    a minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item; -- used chiefly in the plural; as, the details of a scheme or transaction

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dtailler to cut up in pieces, tell in detail. See Detail, n.]

  2. Detailnoun

    a narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dtailler to cut up in pieces, tell in detail. See Detail, n.]

  3. Detailnoun

    the selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dtailler to cut up in pieces, tell in detail. See Detail, n.]

  4. Detailnoun

    to relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he detailed all the facts in due order

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dtailler to cut up in pieces, tell in detail. See Detail, n.]

  5. Detailnoun

    to tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dtailler to cut up in pieces, tell in detail. See Detail, n.]

Freebase

  1. DETAIL

    DETAIL is the international professional journal for architecture and construction details produced by Detail publishers. Each issue deals with a specific aspect of building, such as concrete construction, roof structures or refurbishment, whereby emphasis is placed on the quality of the building details. Up-to-date examples are selected from schemes around the world, and these are illustrated with plans and details drawn to a consistent scale as well as with photographs. The journal focuses on the depiction of new developments in the form of descriptive texts, constructional drawings and photos. The target group comprises above all architects, engineers and other specialists from the field of construction.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Detail

    de-tāl′, v.t. to relate minutely: to enumerate: to set apart for a particular service.—v.i. to give details about anything.—n. (de-tāl′, or dē′tāl) a small part: an item: a particular account.—adj. Detailed′, giving full particulars: exhaustive.—In detail, circumstantially, point by point. [O. Fr. detaillerde, inten., and tailler, to cut. See Tailor.]

Editors Contribution

  1. detail

    A fact, piece of data or information.

    They had all the course details before so they could attend easily.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 1, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'detail' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1762

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'detail' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1489

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'detail' in Nouns Frequency: #217

Anagrams for detail »

  1. tailed

  2. dilate

How to pronounce detail?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of detail in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of detail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of detail in a Sentence

  1. Nigel Williams:

    When images of what appeared to be an aircraft wheel came through, you can imagine our surprise. It was only when experts investigated the images in more detail that we learnt there was a strong possibility it could be a British aircraft that served during World War Two, sadly, it appears the pilot and the crew of this particular aircraft were never able to complete their mission.

  2. President Barack Obama:

    He deployed to Afghanistan twice. First as a platoon leader, and a couple of years later when he was hand-picked to head up a security detail.

  3. Nicky Grimaldi:

    It really is quite unusual to find paintings hidden in this way and to discover a Nativity scene in this detail and just before Christmas was really incredible.

  4. Chuck Grassley:

    As I've said before, Congress requires written reasons justifying an IG's removal. A general lack of confidence simply is not sufficient detail to satisfy Congress.

  5. Chris Zaccarelli:

    It was the tone and the fact he listed out in great detail all the gripes the U.S. has with China, all that trade optimism that's been building has been sucked out of the air and replaced with pessimism.

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Translations for detail

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  • detalleAragonese
  • تفصيل, تفاصيلArabic
  • детайлност, подробност, детайл, излагам подробноBulgarian
  • detallCatalan, Valencian
  • detail, podrobnostCzech
  • detalje, detaljerDanish
  • Einzelheit, Detail, detaillisierenGerman
  • informoj, detalo, detalaroEsperanto
  • detalle, destacamentoSpanish
  • täpselt selgitamaEstonian
  • yksityiskohta, epäolennaisuus, detalji, henkilötiedot, selittää [[yksityiskohtaisesti]], tarkentaa, määrätä, [[selittää]] [[tarkasti]], komennus, komentaaFinnish
  • détail, coordonnées, détails, détachement, détaillerFrench
  • detalleGalician
  • פרטים, פרטHebrew
  • kirendel, részlet, részletezHungarian
  • մանրամաս, մանրուքArmenian
  • detalio, detaliarInterlingua
  • smáatriðiIcelandic
  • dettaglio, particolare, minuzia, dettagliareItalian
  • დეტალი, წვრილმანიGeorgian
  • smulkmena, detalėLithuanian
  • āmikiMāori
  • perincian, butiranMalay
  • detail, detachement, kleinigheid, persoonsgegevensDutch
  • detalhe, minúcias, identificaçãoPortuguese
  • тонкость, деталь, наряд, расчёт, подробностьRussian
  • detachera, kommendering, oväsentlighet, [[oväsentlig]] [[sak]], detalj, specificera, beskriva, avdela, detaljerat, detachement, detaljer, kommendera, räkna upp, utkommendering, ta ut, information, enskildhet, upplysningSwedish
  • వివరం, విశదీకరించుTelugu
  • деталь, нарядUkrainian
  • 细节Chinese

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