Online English learning Courses
    courses   dictionary
Double-click any word on the page to look it up in the dictionary.

Audio » Dictionary » D » Desquamation ... Detente


Pronunciation (US): Play

 Dictionary entry overview: What does detect mean? 

DETECT (verb)
  The verb DETECT has 1 sense:

1. discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

  Familiarity information: DETECT used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

DETECT (verb)

Sense 1detect [BACK TO TOP]


Discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling


detect; discover; notice; observe; find

Context examples:

She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water / We found traces of lead in the paint

Hypernyms (to "detect" is one way to...):

sight (catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "detect"):

catch out; find out (trap; especially in an error or in a reprehensible act)

sense (detect some circumstance or entity automatically)

instantiate (find an instance of (a word or particular usage of a word))

trace (discover traces of)

see (observe as if with an eye)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE

 Learn English with... Proverbs of the week 
"There's no time like the present." (English proverb)

"Unfortunates learn from their own mistakes, and the lucky ones learn from other's mistakes." (Afghanistan proverb)

"Movement is a blessing." (Arabic proverb)

"They who are born of chickens scratch the earth." (Corsican proverb)

 DETECT: related words searches 

Page delivered in 0.0577 seconds

AudioEnglish Definitions... Just One Click Away!
Now you can lookup any word in our dictionary, right from the search box in your browser! Click here to add the dictionary to your list of search providers.

Dictionary: go up
Dictionary: go down


Other popular searches: