Definitions for detail
dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi teɪlde·tail
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word detail.
detail, item, pointnoun
an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
"several of the details are similar"; "a point of information"
detail, particular, itemnoun
a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
"it was perfect in all details"
extended treatment of particulars
"the essay contained too much detail"
a crew of workers selected for a particular task
"a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"
a temporary military unit
"the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"
provide details for
assign to a specific task
"The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"
To provide with fine or intricate added decoration.
Something small enough to escape casual notice.
A profusion of details.
This etching is full of fine detail
Something considered trivial enough to ignore.
I don't concern myself with the details of accounting
A person's name, address and other personal information.
The arresting officer asked the suspect for his details.
A temporary unit or assignment.
to explain in detail
I'll detail the exact procedure to you later.
(US (?)) to clean carefully (particularly a car)
We need to have the minivan detailed.
to assign to a particular task
Etymology: détail, from detail, from detaillier, from de- + taillier.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A minute and particular account.
Etymology: detail, French.
I chuse, rather than trouble the reader with a detail here, to defer them to their proper place. John Woodward, Natural History.
I was unable to treat this part of my subject more in detail, without becoming dry and tedious. Alexander Pope.
To relate particularly; to particularise; to display minutely and distinctly.
Etymology: detailler, French.
They will perceive the ground of the mistakes of these philosophers, and be able to answer their arguments, without my being obliged to detail them. George Cheyne, Phil. Princ.
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
a narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars
the selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected
to relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he detailed all the facts in due order
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.]
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
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. detailler—de, inten., and tailler, to cut. See Tailor.]
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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Rank popularity for the word 'detail' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1762
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Rank popularity for the word 'detail' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1489
Rank popularity for the word 'detail' in Nouns Frequency: #217
The numerical value of detail in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of detail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
We've shared a lot of detail and the contours of a deal are now very clear, i think this is an important milestone, the prime minister is building on the previous talks that we've had since he came to office.
We didn't discuss that. Really, we didn't discuss it. We discussed five or six things. We also went into great detail on various things.
NATO partners have provided assistance for the operation of maritime patrol aircraft from RAF Lossiemouth for a limited period with the Royal Navy. We do not discuss the detail of maritime operations.
Fine work as always. Well done, i love the detail that you've managed to get in these corners.
People who imagine themselves to be self-made seldom enjoy examining the process of manufacture in detail.
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Translations for detail
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- تفصيل, تفاصيلArabic
- детайл, детайлност, излагам подробно, подробностBulgarian
- detallCatalan, Valencian
- podrobnost, detailCzech
- detalje, detaljerDanish
- Einzelheit, detaillisieren, DetailGerman
- detalo, detalaro, informojEsperanto
- destacamento, detalleSpanish
- täpselt selgitamaEstonian
- komentaa, komennus, tarkentaa, yksityiskohta, määrätä, [[selittää]] [[tarkasti]], selittää [[yksityiskohtaisesti]], henkilötiedot, detalji, epäolennaisuusFinnish
- détails, coordonnées, détachement, détail, détaillerFrench
- פרט, פרטיםHebrew
- kirendel, részletez, részletHungarian
- մանրուք, մանրամասArmenian
- detaliar, detalioInterlingua
- dettaglio, minuzia, particolare, dettagliareItalian
- დეტალი, წვრილმანიGeorgian
- smulkmena, detalėLithuanian
- butiran, perincianMalay
- kleinigheid, detachement, persoonsgegevens, detailDutch
- identificação, detalhe, minúciasPortuguese
- деталь, наряд, подробность, расчёт, тонкостьRussian
- detachera, upplysning, information, enskildhet, utkommendering, kommendering, oväsentlighet, [[oväsentlig]] [[sak]], detalj, specificera, beskriva, avdela, detaljerat, detachement, detaljer, kommendera, räkna upp, ta utSwedish
- విశదీకరించు, వివరంTelugu
- наряд, детальUkrainian
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