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detective Explained

detective at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[dı'tektıv]

detective at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

W3 n [C]
1 a police officer whose job is to discover information about crimes and catch criminals: store detective//
2 also private detective : someone who is paid to discover information about someone or something// --She hired a detective to find out if her husband was having an affair.//
3 detective work: efforts to discover information, find out how something works, answer a difficult question etc// --It took a lot of detective work to discover the cause of the problem.//
4 detective story/novel etc: a story etc about a crime, often a murder, and a detective who tries to find out who did it//

detective at Dutch => English Of Explained:

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détective at French => English Of Explained:

detective

detective at Spanish => English Of Explained:

detective

detective at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "detective":
Bow Street runner, FBI, FBI agent, Federal, G-man, MP,
Secret Service, Sherlock, Sherlock Holmes, T-man, asker, bailiff,
beadle, beagle, bound bailiff, captain, catchpole, catechist,
chief of police, commissioner, constable, cop, copper,
cross-interrogator, cross-questioner, deputy, deputy sheriff, dick,
examiner, eye, fed, federal, flic, gendarme, government man,
gumshoe, hawkshaw, hotel detective, house detective, house dick,
inquirer, inquiry agent, inquisitionist, inquisitor, inspector,
interlocutor, interpellator, interrogator, interrogatrix,
interviewer, investigator, lictor, lieutenant, mace-bearer,
marshal, mounted policeman, narc, officer, operative,
opinion-sampler, patrolman, peace officer, peeper, plainclothesman,
police captain, police commissioner, police constable,
police detective, police inspector, police matron, police officer,
police sergeant, policeman, policewoman, poller, pollster,
portreeve, private detective, private eye, private investigator,
prober, querier, querist, questioner, questionist, quizzer, reeve,
revenuer, roundsman, sampler, secret agent, sergeant,
sergeant at arms, sheriff, sleuth, snoop, snooper, store detective,
superintendent, tec, tipstaff, tipstaves, treasury agent,
trooper

detective at Dutch => English Of Explained:

detective [detɛktivə]
detective

detective at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

detective

detective at Spanish => English Of Explained:

detective(detektivo)

detective at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun (abbreviation Det)
1 a person, especially a police officer, whose job is to examine crimes and catch criminals:
Detective Inspector (Roger) Brown * detectives from the anti-terrorist squad * a detective story / novel
see also STORE DETECTIVE
2 a person employed by sb to find out information about sb/sth
see also PRIVATE DETECTIVE

Detective at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Detective \De*tect"ive\, a.
Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting
crime or criminals; as, a detective officer.

Detective \De*tect"ive\, n.
One who business it is so detect criminals or discover
matters of secrecy.

detective at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

detective
n 1: a police officer who investigates crimes [syn: {investigator},
{tec}, {police detective}]
2: an investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information
not easily available to the public

detective at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » détective

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Pronunciation

* Inter: IPA » /dɪˈtɛktɪv/

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: law enforcemen » t A police officer who looks for evidence as part of solving a crime; an investigator.
    1. A person employed to find information not otherwise available to the public.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » law enforcement DT Inter: qualifier » abbreviation

  • Inter: sense » person employed to find information consulting detective , private detective, private investigator
  • Inter: sense » person employed to find information dick , private dick :Inter: qualifier » slang

    Derived terms

    Inter: rel-top » Terms derived from detective
  • consulting detective
  • Inter: sense » law enforcement|UK detective constable (DC)
  • Inter: sense » law enforcement|UK detective sergeant (DS)
  • Inter: sense » law enforcement|UK detective inspector (DI)
  • Inter: sense » law enforcement|UK detective chief inspector (DCI)

  • Inter: rel-mi » d
    • detective story
    • Inter: sense » law enforcement|UK detective superintendent (DSupt.)
    • Inter: sense » law enforcement|UK detective chief superintendent (DCS)
    • house detective
    • private detective
    • Inter: sense » law enforcement|UK|archaic woman detective constable (WDC)


    Inter: rel-botto » m

    Related terms

    Inter: rel-top3 » Terms etymologically related to detective
  • detect

  • Inter: rel-mid » 3
    • detection


    Inter: rel-mid » 3
  • detector

  • Inter: rel-botto » m

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » police officer who looks for evidence
    • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|detective|m
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|детектив|m|tr=detektív
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|detectiu|m
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|偵探|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|侦探|tr=zhēntàn|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|detektiv|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|rechercheur|m, Inter: t- » nl|speurder|m
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|détective|m
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|detective|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Ermittler|m
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|αστυνομικός ερευνητής, Inter: t+ » el|ερευνητής
    • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|בלש|tr=balash|m, Inter: t- » he|בלשית|tr=balashyt|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|nyomozó, Inter: t+ » hu|detektív
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|探偵|tr=たんてい, tantei, Inter: t+ » ja|刑事|tr=けいじ, keiji
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|detektif
  • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|کارآگاه|tr=kârâgâh|sc=fa-Arab
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|oficer śledczy|m, Inter: t+ » pl|detektyw|m|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|detective|m Inter: qualifier » Portugal, Inter: t+ » pt|detetive|m Inter: qualifier » Brazil
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|детектив|m|tr=dɛtɛktív, detektív, Inter: t+ » ru|сыщик|m|tr=sýščik, Inter: t+ » ru|оперативник|m|tr=opertívnik, Inter: t+ » ru|следователь|m|tr=slédovatelʹ|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|detective|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|kriminalpolis|c
  • West Frisian: Inter: t- » fy|resjersjeur

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » person employed to find information
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|разузнавач|m|tr=razuznavač
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|detectiu|m
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|detektiv|m
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|detective|m, Inter: t- » nl|speurder|m
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|detektivo
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|detektiiv
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|détective, Inter: t+ » fr|enquêteur
    • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|detective|m
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Detektiv|m, Inter: t- » de|Privatdetektiv|m, Inter: t- » de|Privatermittler|m
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ερευνητής, Inter: t- » el|ιδιωτικός ερευνητής


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|בלש|tr=balash|m, Inter: t- » he|בלשית|tr=balashyt|f
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|magánnyomozó, Inter: t+ » hu|detektív
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|探偵|tr=たんてい, tantei
  • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|spjun|m, Inter: t- » mt|spjuna|f
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|detektyw|m|f
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|detetive|c
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|сыщик|m|tr=sýščik, Inter: t+ » ru|детектив|m|tr=dɛtɛktív, detektív
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|detective|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|detektiv|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Asturian

    Noun

    Inter: ast-noun » mf
  • Inter: l » en|detective

  • Galician

    Noun

    Inter: gl-noun » m
  • Inter: l » en|detective

  • Portuguese

    Noun

    Inter: pt-noun » m
  • Inter: obsolete form of » detetive|lang=pt

  • Spanish

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » en|es Inter: term » detective|lang=en.

    Noun

    Inter: es-noun » mf
  • Inter: l » en|detective

  • Category: Category:es:Law enforcement -
    Translation: cs » detective
    Translation: cy » detective
    Translation: et » detective
    Translation: el » detective
    Translation: es » detective
    Translation: eu » detective
    Translation: fr » detective
    Translation: gl » detective
    Translation: ko » detective
    Translation: io » detective
    Translation: id » detective
    Translation: it » detective
    Translation: kn » detective
    Translation: hu » detective
    Translation: ml » detective
    Translation: my » detective
    Translation: nl » detective
    Translation: pl » detective
    Translation: pt » detective
    Translation: ru » detective
    Category: simple:detective -
    Translation: fi » detective
    Translation: sv » detective
    Translation: ta » detective
    Translation: tr » detective
    Translation: vi » detective
    Translation: zh » detective

    détective at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » detective

    French

    Inter: wikipedia » lang=fr

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » m|sort=detective
  • detective (police officer who looks for evidence)

  • Translation: el » détective
    Translation: fr » détective
    Translation: ko » détective
    Translation: io » détective
    Translation: hu » détective
    Translation: vi » détective