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Meaning of DETOUR

Pronunciation:  'deetûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
  2. [v]  travel via a detour

DETOUR is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: roundabout way
 See Also: deviate, divert, road, route



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a detour in your dream means that you have encountered an obstacle in some aspect of your life. You may not want to confront something directly and thus must try to find a way around it.
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