detail detail  /dɪ ˈteɪl/


  1. (n) an isolated fact that is considered separately from the whole
  2. (n) a small part that can be considered separately from the whole
  3. (n) extended treatment of particulars
  4. (n) a crew of workers selected for a particular task
  5. (n) a temporary military unit
  6. (v) provide details for
  7. (v) assign to a specific task

Derived Word(s)


  • Crowley's account of the incident included the detail that "at least seven" passersby had stopped to rubberneck.


  1. Soccer-Altidore among the goals as U.S. top group

    * U.S. finally look confident in qualifying * Victory takes U.S. to top of group (Adds detail) June 11 (Reuters) - Goals from Jozy Altidore and Eddie Johnson gave a confident United States a 2-0 win over Panama in Seattle on Tuesday as Juergen Klinsmann's team moved to the top of the six-team CONCACAF World Cup qualifying group. Despite concerns about a temporary grass surface laid on top of the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Intersection: Detail-Driven in Spanish Harlem

    In Spanish Harlem we met residents who have diverse detail-oriented looks, including Melenee Suarez Burns in 1950 saddle shoes.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Makino to Detail Latest Technologies for Efficient Aerospace Part Production at 2013 Paris Air ...

    Mason, Ohio -- Makino plans to detail its latest technologies and process solutions for aerospace engine and structural components at the 50th International Paris Air Show from June 17 to 23 in Stand A-110 of Hall 3 of Le Bourget exhibition centre. The company is going to discuss several titanium, aluminum, grinding and EDM machining strategies, including Makino's new T-Series - the only purpose ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. In his weekly radio and Internet address yesterday, Obama said he is determined to "get exploding deficits under control" and that his budget request is "sober in its assessments, honest in its accounting, and lays out in detail my strategy...
    on Feb 22, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Newsday

  2. Nayernia said: "This is an important development as it will allow researchers to study in detail how sperm forms and lead to a better understanding of infertility in men -- why it happens and what is causing it. This understanding could help us...
    on Jul 7, 2009 By: Karim Nayernia Source: AFP

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untenable untenable
/ən ˈtɛ nə bəl /