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Detour definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DETOUR, n. A turning; a circuitous way.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked) [syn: detour, roundabout way] v
1: travel via a detour

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: French détour, from Old French destor, from destorner to divert, from des- de- + torner to turn — more at turn Date: 1738 a deviation from a direct course or the usual procedure; especially a roundabout way temporarily replacing part of a route II. verb Date: 1836 intransitive verb to proceed by a detour <detour around road construction> transitive verb 1. to send by a circuitous route <detour traffic around an accident> 2. to avoid by going around ; bypass <detour an accident site>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. a divergence from a direct or intended route; a roundabout course. --v.intr. & tr. make or cause to make a detour. Etymology: F détour change of direction f. détourner turn away (as DE-, TURN)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Detour De`tour", n. [F. d['e]tour, fr. d['e]tourner to turn aside; pref. d['e]- (L. dis-) + tourner to turn. See Turn.] A turning; a circuitous route; a deviation from a direct course; as, the detours of the Mississippi.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(detours) 1. If you make a detour on a journey, you go by a route which is not the shortest way, because you want to avoid something such as a traffic jam, or because there is something you want to do on the way. He did not take the direct route to his home, but made a detour around the outskirts of the city. N-COUNT 2. A detour is a special route for traffic to follow when the normal route is blocked, for example because it is being repaired. (AM; in BRIT, use diversion) N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

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