Definition of detail verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    detail

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈdiːteɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːteɪl//
     
    , also NAmE//dɪˈteɪl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they detail
    BrE BrE//ˈdiːteɪl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːteɪl//
     
    , also NAmE//dɪˈteɪl//
     
    he / she / it details
    BrE BrE//ˈdiːteɪlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːteɪlz//
     
    , also NAmE//dɪˈteɪlz//
     
    past simple detailed
    BrE BrE//ˈdiːteɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːteɪld//
     
    , also NAmE//dɪˈteɪld//
     
    past participle detailed
    BrE BrE//ˈdiːteɪld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːteɪld//
     
    , also NAmE//dɪˈteɪld//
     
    -ing form detailing
    BrE BrE//ˈdiːteɪlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdiːteɪlɪŋ//
     
    , also NAmE//dɪˈteɪlɪŋ//
     
    The car industry
     
    jump to other results
    give facts/information
  1. 1detail something to give a list of facts or all the available information about something The brochure details all the hotels in the area and their facilities.
  2. order soldier
  3. 2[often passive] detail somebody (to do something) to give an official order to somebody, especially a soldier, to do a particular task Several of the men were detailed to form a search party.
  4. clean car
  5. 3detail something (North American English) to clean a car extremely thoroughly He got work for a while detailing cars. See related entries: The car industry
  6. Word Origin early 17th cent. (in the sense ‘minor items or events regarded collectively’): from French détail (noun), détailler (verb), from dé- (expressing separation) + tailler ‘to cut’ (based on Latin talea ‘twig, cutting’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: detail

Other results

All matches
Idioms