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DETOUR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does detour mean? 

DETOUR (noun)
  The noun DETOUR has 1 sense:

1. a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)

  Familiarity information: DETOUR used as a noun is very rare.


DETOUR (verb)
  The verb DETOUR has 1 sense:

1. travel via a detour

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


 Dictionary entry details 


DETOUR (noun)


Sense 1detour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

detour; roundabout way

Hypernyms ("detour" is a kind of...):

road; route (an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation)


DETOUR (verb)


Sense 1detour [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Travel via a detour

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

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

deviate; divert (turn aside; turn away from)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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