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de·tour

 (dē′to͝or′, dĭ-to͝or′)
n.
1. A roundabout way or course, especially a road used temporarily instead of a main route.
2. A deviation from a direct course of action.
intr. & tr.v. de·toured, de·tour·ing, de·tours
To go or cause to go by a roundabout way.

[French détour, from Old French destor, from destorner, to turn away : des-, de- + torner, to turn; see turn.]

detour

(ˈdiːtʊə)
n
(Navigation) a deviation from a direct, usually shorter route or course of action
vb
(Navigation) to deviate or cause to deviate from a direct route or course of action
[C18: from French détour, from Old French destorner to divert, turn away, from des- de- + torner to turn]

de•tour

(ˈdi tʊər, dɪˈtʊər)

n.
1. a roundabout or circuitous way or course, esp. one used temporarily when the main route is closed.
v.i.
2. to make a detour; go by way of a detour.
v.t.
3. to cause to make a detour.
4. to make a detour around.
[1730–40; < French]

detour

Deviation from those parts of a route where movement has become difficult or impossible to ensure continuity of movement to the destination. The modified part of the route is known as a "detour."

detour


Past participle: detoured
Gerund: detouring

Imperative
detour
detour
Present
I detour
you detour
he/she/it detours
we detour
you detour
they detour
Preterite
I detoured
you detoured
he/she/it detoured
we detoured
you detoured
they detoured
Present Continuous
I am detouring
you are detouring
he/she/it is detouring
we are detouring
you are detouring
they are detouring
Present Perfect
I have detoured
you have detoured
he/she/it has detoured
we have detoured
you have detoured
they have detoured
Past Continuous
I was detouring
you were detouring
he/she/it was detouring
we were detouring
you were detouring
they were detouring
Past Perfect
I had detoured
you had detoured
he/she/it had detoured
we had detoured
you had detoured
they had detoured
Future
I will detour
you will detour
he/she/it will detour
we will detour
you will detour
they will detour
Future Perfect
I will have detoured
you will have detoured
he/she/it will have detoured
we will have detoured
you will have detoured
they will have detoured
Future Continuous
I will be detouring
you will be detouring
he/she/it will be detouring
we will be detouring
you will be detouring
they will be detouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been detouring
you have been detouring
he/she/it has been detouring
we have been detouring
you have been detouring
they have been detouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been detouring
you will have been detouring
he/she/it will have been detouring
we will have been detouring
you will have been detouring
they will have been detouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been detouring
you had been detouring
he/she/it had been detouring
we had been detouring
you had been detouring
they had been detouring
Conditional
I would detour
you would detour
he/she/it would detour
we would detour
you would detour
they would detour
Past Conditional
I would have detoured
you would have detoured
he/she/it would have detoured
we would have detoured
you would have detoured
they would have detoured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.detour - a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)detour - a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
Verb1.detour - travel via a detour
deviate, divert - turn aside; turn away from

detour

noun diversion, bypass, deviation, circuitous route, roundabout way, indirect course He made a detour around the outskirts of the city.

detour

verb
To pass around but not through:
Translations
اِنْحِرافتـَحْوِيلطَريق جانِبي، مُحَوِّل
oklikazajížďkaobjížďka
omvejafledningsmanøvre
kiertotie
preusmjeravanje prometazaobilaženje
kitérõ
krókaleiî
回り道迂回路
우회전환
apkārtceļšlīkums
okľuka
obvoz
omläggningomväg
ทางเบี่ยงอ้อม
dolambaçlı yoldan gitmegüzergah değiştirmemecburi yönyan yola sapma
đường vòng

detour

[ˈdiːtʊəʳ]
A. Nrodeo m, vuelta f (Aut) → desvío m
to make a detourdesviarse, dar un rodeo
B. VT (US) → desviar
C. VI (US) → desviarse, dar un rodeo

detour

[ˈdiːtʊər] n
(by traveller)détour m
to make a detour → faire un détour
(= diversion) (on route)déviation f

detour

n
(in road, also fig) → Umweg m; (in river) → Schleife f, → Bogen m; (from a subject) → Abschweifung f; to make a detoureinen Umweg machen
(for traffic) → Umleitung f
vt trafficumleiten
vi (= make a detour)einen Umweg machen

detour

[ˈdiːˌtʊəʳ] ngiro più lungo, deviazione f
to make a detour (through) → fare una deviazione (passando per)

detour

(ˈdiːtuə) noun
a wandering from the direct way. We made a detour through the mountains.

detour

اِنْحِراف, تـَحْوِيل objížďka, oklika afledningsmanøvre, omvej Umleitung, Umweg παράκαμψη, παρεκτροπή desvío, rodeo kiertotie détour, déviation preusmjeravanje prometa, zaobilaženje deviazione 回り道, 迂回路 우회, 전환 omleiding avledning, omvei objazd, zmiana kierunku jazdy desvio объезд omläggning, omväg ทางเบี่ยง, อ้อม güzergah değiştirme, mecburi yön đường vòng 转向, 迂回路
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He knew the windings of the elephant trail along which Kala's murderer had flown, and so he cut straight through the jungle to intercept the black warrior who was evidently following the tortuous detours of the trail.
At times it wound in wide detours close to the path of the lost creatures, and again it circled far away from them.
For the most part I skirted the wood, making occasional detours rather than enter those forbidding depths of gloom, though many times I was forced to pass through arms of the forest which extended to the very shore of the inland sea.
One could save time by taking a narrow path through the long grass, which cut off the detours of the winding drive.
Not wishing to attract attention in Copan itself, Professor Bumper and his party made a detour, and finally, after much consultation with Tom over the ancient maps, the scientist announced that he thought they were in the vicinity of the buried city.
However, one morning Marija took her usual detour, and, to her horror and dismay, saw a crowd of people in front of the bank, filling the avenue solid for half a block.
During this conversation they had left the drawing-room and made a detour through the grounds.
But towards the end of the bombardment, though still I durst not venture in the direction of the stockade, where the balls fell oftenest, I had begun, in a manner, to pluck up my heart again, and after a long detour to the east, crept down among the shore-side trees.
They made a detour about the hostile village, and resumed their journey toward the coast.
Thence I would make a big detour by Epsom to reach Leatherhead.
Once outside, he and Planchet set off as fast as they could; and by making a long detour avoided the wood and reentered the city by another gate.
The camp had entered Saint Omer; the friends made a little detour and went to the camp, and gave the army an exact account of the flight of the king and queen.