detour


detour
I noun alternate route, by-pass, by-passage, circuitous route, deflection, departure, deviation, deviation from a direct course, digression, diversion, excursion, indirect path, loop, roundabout course, temporary route, wrong course associated concepts: detour from course of employment, frolic and detour II verb aberrare, alter one's course, avoid, bypass, change direction, change the bearing, circuit, circumambulate, deflect, depart from, depart from one's course, deviate, deviate from a direct course, digredi, digress, diverge, divert, divert from its course, drift, encircle, excurse, go around, go out of one's way, go out of the path, go out of the way, go round about, make a circuit, meander, perform a circuit, ramble, sidestep, skirt, stray, swerve, take a circuitous route, take a roundabout course, take a temporary route, take an alternate highway, take an alternate route, take an indirect way, turn aside, vary, veer associated concepts: detour from course of employment, frolick and detour III index avoidance (evasion), deter, deviation, digress, digression

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  • détour — [ detur ] n. m. • destor « lieu écarté » XIIe; de détourner 1 ♦ (XIIIe) Tracé qui s écarte du chemin direct (voie, cours d eau). ⇒ angle, boucle, coude, courbe, 2. tournant; zigzag. La rivière fait un large détour. ⇒ méandre, sinuosité. Le chemin …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • détour — DÉTOUR. sub. mas. Sinuosité. La rivière fait là un détour, fait plusieurs détours. [b]f♛/b] Il signifie aussi Un endroit qui va en tournant. Il y a un détour à droite, à gauche. Il l attendit à un détour. Le détour de la rue. [b]f♛/b] Il se dit… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • detour — [dē′toor΄; ] also [ dē toor′, ditoor′] n. [Fr détour, a turning, evasion < détourner, to turn aside < OFr destourner < des (L dis ), away + tourner: see TURN] 1. a roundabout way; deviation from a direct way 2. a route used when the… …   English World dictionary

  • Detour — (engl. Umleitung) steht für: einen Roman von Martin Goldsmith aus dem Jahr 1939. den Originaltitel einer Verfilmung dieses Romans aus dem Jahr 1945, siehe Umleitung (Film). ein Remake dieses Films aus dem Jahr 1992. den Originaltitel des Films… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • detour — 1738, from Fr. détour, from O.Fr. destor side road, byway; evasion, excuse, from destorner turn aside, from des aside + tourner to turn (see TURN (Cf. turn)). The verb is attested from 1836 (intrans.); 1905 (trans.). Related: Detoured; detouring …   Etymology dictionary

  • detour — ► NOUN ▪ a divergence from a direct or intended route. ► VERB ▪ take a detour. ORIGIN French, change of direction …   English terms dictionary

  • Detour — De tour , n. [F. d[ e]tour, fr. d[ e]tourner to turn aside; pref. d[ e] (L. dis ) + tourner to turn. See {Turn}.] A turning; a circuitous route; a deviation from a direct course; as, the detours of the Mississippi. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Detour — (fr., spr. Detuhr), 1) Um , Abweg; 2) Abschweifung, durch die man das Gespräch auf einen andern Gegenstand leitet; daher Detourniren, ablenken …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Detour — (franz., spr. tūr), Um , Abweg; Umschweif, Winkelzug, Ausflucht; detournieren, ablenken, abschweifen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Détour — (frz., spr. tuhr), Um , Abweg; Ausflucht …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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