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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.]
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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]
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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]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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."
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.

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
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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
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detour

noun diversion, bypass, deviation, circuitous route, roundabout way, indirect course He made a detour around the outskirts of the city.
Collins Thesaurus of the English Language – Complete and Unabridged 2nd Edition. 2002 © HarperCollins Publishers 1995, 2002

detour

verb
To pass around but not through:
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

detour

[ˈdiːtʊər] n
(by traveller)détour m
to make a detour → faire un détour
(= diversion) (on route)déviation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

detour

[ˈdiːˌtʊəʳ] ngiro più lungo, deviazione f
to make a detour (through) → fare una deviazione (passando per)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

detour

(ˈdiːtuə) noun
a wandering from the direct way. We made a detour through the mountains.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

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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24 which closed the Trans-Canada highway for about eight hours, saw some motorists begin detouring through the Morley reserve.
* A letter will be sent to the MTO Project Manager asking for financial assistance from the Ministry of Transportation to remediate any measurable impacts on Powerline Road and associated costs produced by the proposed detouring of vehicles during the period of construction on the six bridges.