Synonyms for detail

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : noun dih-teyl, dee-teyl; verb dih-teyl or for 13, dee-teyl
Phonetic Transcription : noun dɪˈteɪl, ˈdi teɪl; verb dɪˈteɪl or for 13, ˈdi teɪl

Top 10 synonyms for detail Other synonyms for the word detail

Définition of detail

Origin :
  • c.1600, from French détail, from Old French detail "small piece or quantity," literally "a cutting in pieces," from detaillier "cut in pieces," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + taillier "to cut in pieces" (see tailor).
  • Modern sense is from French en détail "piece by piece, item by item" (as opposed to en gros), a commercial term used where we would today use retail. Military sense is 1708, from notion of "distribution in detail of the daily orders first given in general," including assignment of specific duties.
  • noun feature, specific aspect
  • noun military troop
  • verb specify, make clear
  • verb assign specific task
Example sentences :
  • I do not propose to speak in detail of the dinner that followed.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • It will not be necessary to repeat in detail the course of my examination.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • We must study our parents' opinions in the main, but not in points of detail.
  • Extract from : « Life in London » by Edwin Hodder
  • The charm of the place does not lie so much in detail as in broad effects.
  • Extract from : « Yorkshire Painted And Described » by Gordon Home
  • At this stage it is not necessary or desirable to descend to detail.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Malakand Field Force » by Sir Winston S. Churchill
  • Whatever Chip did he did thoroughly, with no slurring of detail.
  • Extract from : « Chip, of the Flying U » by B. M. Bower
  • It was not long until she had told every detail of the morning's experience.
  • Extract from : « The Little Colonel » by Annie Fellows Johnston
  • Through his prismatic glasses Kingozi could see every detail plainly.
  • Extract from : « The Leopard Woman » by Stewart Edward White
  • Martin drank in every detail wonderingly, with a kind of awe.
  • Extract from : « Dust » by Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • I heard much more about it, in detail, this evening, chiefly from Mr. Stewart.
  • Extract from : « In the Valley » by Harold Frederic

Antonyms for detail

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