What does detail mean?

Definitions for detail
dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi teɪlde·tail

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detail, item, point(noun)

    an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole

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

  2. detail, particular, item(noun)

    a small part that can be considered separately from the whole

    "it was perfect in all details"

  3. detail(noun)

    extended treatment of particulars

    "the essay contained too much detail"

  4. detail(noun)

    a crew of workers selected for a particular task

    "a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"

  5. contingent, detail(verb)

    a temporary military unit

    "the peacekeeping force includes one British contingent"

  6. detail(verb)

    provide details for

  7. detail(verb)

    assign to a specific task

    "The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"

GCIDE

  1. Detail(v. t.)

    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. detail(Noun)

    Something small enough to escape casual notice.

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

  2. detail(Noun)

    A profusion of details.

    This etching is full of fine detail

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

  3. detail(Noun)

    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. detail(Noun)

    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. detail(Noun)

    A temporary unit or assignment.

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

  6. detail(Verb)

    to explain in detail

    I'll detail the exact procedure to you later.

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

  7. detail(Verb)

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

    We need to have the minivan detailed.

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

  8. detail(Verb)

    to assign to a particular task

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Detail(noun)

    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. Detail(noun)

    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. Detail(noun)

    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. Detail(noun)

    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. Detail(noun)

    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?

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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. Tamaey Gottuso:

    You don't have to know the HOW only the WHAT. When you begin to focus on every single thing that you desire in great detail in every area of your life, as if you were living that moment now the Universe will bring all cooperative components together in divine timing to make your dream a reality.

  2. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan:

    It was a big bang, like an explosion. It was big enough for everyone to hear and go look what happened. There was smoke and when I went over I saw people on the ground, one of the guys was run over, his leg was bent a funny way. we are fortunate that we had a firefighter on detail there.

  3. Radiologist Beryl Benacerraf:

    You develop the ability to be a big-picture person rather than a detail-oriented person, dyslexics think much faster, and it’s a more creative way of thinking. I’m very proud of it.

  4. Willa Cather:

    Art, it seems to me, should simplify finding what conventions of form and what detail one can do without and yet preserve the spirit of the whole -- so that all that one has suppressed and cut away is there to the reader's consciousness as much as if it were in type on the page.

  5. Matt Summers:

    Secretary Kerry stays in touch with his former counterparts around the world just like every previous Secretary of State, and in a long phone conversation with Secretary Pompeo earlier this year, he went into great detail about what he had learned about the Iranian's view, no secrets were kept from this administration.

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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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