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The day Tarzan opened in London, I sat in a hotel room and discussed the project in detail.
Phil Collins

Meaning of "detail" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DETAIL

From French détail, from Old French detailler to cut in pieces, from de-dis-1 + tailler to cut.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DETAIL

detail  [ˈdiːteɪl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DETAIL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Detail is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb detail in English.

WHAT DOES DETAIL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of detail in the English dictionary

The first definition of detail in the dictionary is an item or smaller part that is considered separately; particular. Other definition of detail is an item or circumstance that is insignificant or unimportant. Detail is also treatment of or attention to items or particulars.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DETAIL

PRESENT

Present
I detail
you detail
he/she/it details
we detail
you detail
they detail
Present continuous
I am detailing
you are detailing
he/she/it is detailing
we are detailing
you are detailing
they are detailing
Present perfect
I have detailed
you have detailed
he/she/it has detailed
we have detailed
you have detailed
they have detailed
Present perfect continuous
I have been detailing
you have been detailing
he/she/it has been detailing
we have been detailing
you have been detailing
they have been detailing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I detailed
you detailed
he/she/it detailed
we detailed
you detailed
they detailed
Past continuous
I was detailing
you were detailing
he/she/it was detailing
we were detailing
you were detailing
they were detailing
Past perfect
I had detailed
you had detailed
he/she/it had detailed
we had detailed
you had detailed
they had detailed
Past perfect continuous
I had been detailing
you had been detailing
he/she/it had been detailing
we had been detailing
you had been detailing
they had been detailing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will detail
you will detail
he/she/it will detail
we will detail
you will detail
they will detail
Future continuous
I will be detailing
you will be detailing
he/she/it will be detailing
we will be detailing
you will be detailing
they will be detailing
Future perfect
I will have detailed
you will have detailed
he/she/it will have detailed
we will have detailed
you will have detailed
they will have detailed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been detailing
you will have been detailing
he/she/it will have been detailing
we will have been detailing
you will have been detailing
they will have been detailing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would detail
you would detail
he/she/it would detail
we would detail
you would detail
they would detail
Conditional continuous
I would be detailing
you would be detailing
he/she/it would be detailing
we would be detailing
you would be detailing
they would be detailing
Conditional perfect
I would have detail
you would have detail
he/she/it would have detail
we would have detail
you would have detail
they would have detail
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been detailing
you would have been detailing
he/she/it would have been detailing
we would have been detailing
you would have been detailing
they would have been detailing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you detail
we let´s detail
you detail
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to detail
Past participle
detailed
Present Participle
detailing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DETAIL


blacktail
ˈblækˌteɪl
bucktail
ˈbʌkˌteɪl
cocktail
ˈkɒkˌteɪl
curtail
kɜːˈteɪl
dovetail
ˈdʌvˌteɪl
entail
ɪnˈteɪl
fishtail
ˈfɪʃˌteɪl
hardtail
ˈhɑːdˌteɪl
hightail
ˈhaɪˌteɪl
horsetail
ˈhɔːsˌteɪl
mocktail
ˈmɒkˈteɪl
pigtail
ˈpɪɡˌteɪl
ponytail
ˈpəʊnɪˌteɪl
retail
ˈriːteɪl
stale
steɪl
swallowtail
ˈswɒləʊˌteɪl
tail
teɪl
tale
teɪl
telltale
ˈtɛlˌteɪl
whitetail
ˈwaɪtˌteɪl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DETAIL

detachable
detachable lens
detachably
detached
detached house
detached retina
detachedly
detachedness
detacher
detachment
detail drawing
detailed
detailedly
detailedness
detailer
detain
detainable
detainee
detainer
detainment

WORDS THAT END LIKE DETAIL

bristletail
cottontail
ducktail
e-tail
foxtail
go into detail
in detail
long tail
mousetail
nose to tail
pintail
prawn cocktail
rat tail
rat-tail
scaletail
shavetail
shirt-tail
sting in the tail
tripletail
yellowtail

Synonyms and antonyms of detail in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DETAIL»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «detail» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of detail

Translation of «detail» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DETAIL

Find out the translation of detail to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of detail from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «detail» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

详情
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

detalle
570 millions of speakers

English

detail
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

विस्तार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تَفْصِيل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

деталь
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

detalhe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিস্তারিত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

détail
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Terperinci
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Einzelheit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

細部
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세부
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rinci
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chi tiết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விவரம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तपशील
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

detay
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

dettaglio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

szczegół
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

деталь
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

detaliu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

λεπτομέρεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

detail
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

detalj
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

detalj
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of detail

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DETAIL»

The term «detail» is very widely used and occupies the 1.192 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DETAIL» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «detail» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «detail» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about detail

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «DETAIL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word detail.
1
Joe Abercrombie
I think the further away you get from completing a book, the more responses you see to it from readers, the more your own tastes and opinions shift and the more you start to see things you could have written differently in the detail, or done differently on the broader scale of plot and character.
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Samuel Alexander
Such being the nature of mental life, the business of psychology is primarily to describe in detail the various forms which attention or conation assumes upon the different levels of that life.
3
Ian Anderson
I think I've owned all the models of iPods so far. And these days between my iPod, iPhone and my personal laptop computer, I'm someone who is very, very grateful for all the ways to listen to music and completely switch off from people around me and listen to the music in detail, which is very hard to do if you're in a room with other people.
4
Wes Anderson
I wouldn't say that I'm particularly bothered or obsessed with detail.
5
Steve Aoki
I always tell up-and-coming DJs you have to really love what you do and find that interest to drive you. It requires so much attention to detail, and it takes up a lot of your time. You hear a song, and there are so many little pieces that make that song work. It requires a lot of patience, diligence and resilience.
6
Colleen Atwood
I have always loved beautiful leather objects, especially the detail that goes into designing them both inside and out.
7
Fredrik Bajer
Peace congresses often start by dealing with some of the less important questions in excessive detail, so at the end there is no time to discuss the most important problems.
8
Manolo Blahnik
What is fashion? It's discipline. Discipline and a credo to do only the best, down to the smallest detail.
9
John Griffin Carlisle
The rest is a mere matter of detail, to be settled with judgment, discretion, and caution.
10
Phil Collins
The day Tarzan opened in London, I sat in a hotel room and discussed the project in detail.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DETAIL»

Discover the use of detail in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to detail and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
The Architectural Detail
The Architectural Detail is author Edward R. Ford's life's work, and this may be his most important book to date.
Edward R. Ford, 2011
2
Architecture In Detail
This book is a collection of detailed studies of recent construction projects that will help all architects learn and expand the possibilities of their own work.
Graham Bizley, 2013
3
Architecture in Detail II
Presents 40 detailed studies of some of the most innovative buildings of recent years.
Graham Bizley, 2010
4
Defeat in Detail: The Ottoman Army in the Balkans, 1912-1913
This book is written at an operational level that details every campaign at the level of the army corps.
Edward J. Erickson, 2003
5
Retail in Detail
It has established a reputation as a no-nonsense, down-to-earth guide for small retailers. This fifth edition has been fully updated for today’s rapidly changing retail environment in the Internet age.
Ronald L. Bond, 2013
6
Detail in Process
Detail in Process, the second volume in the new AsBuilt series, features twenty-five awe-inspiring projects characterized by an unusual synthesis of aesthetics and materials: the sunshade at Morphosis's Student Recreation Center in ...
Christine Killory, Rene Davids, 2008
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Detail: exceptional Japanese product design
Also revealed in this book are the qualities found in traditional Japanese aesthetics minimalism, elegance, simplicity, symmetry, workmanship and clearly-expressed function and their evolution into modern, highly technical, mass-produced ...
Andrew Davey, 2003
8
The Art of Landscape Detail: Fundamentals, Practices, and ...
Introducing a revolutionary new approach to detail design in landscape architecture In this groundbreaking book, Niall Kirkwood of the Harvard Graduate School of Design takes a fresh,holistic approach to the theories, approaches, and ...
Niall Kirkwood, 1999
9
Islamic Art in Detail
This richly illustrated book allows readers to identify the elements and themes of Islamic art forms, and to examine them in works of painting and metalwork, in calligraphy and manuscripts, ceramics, glass, wood, and ivory.
Sheila R. Canby, 2005
10
Nineteenth Century Fashion in Detail
Fashion.
Lucy Johnston, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DETAIL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term detail is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Greek creditors have Grexit scenario 'prepared in detail'
We have prepared a Grexit scenario in detail... a humanitarian scenario and the scenario for keeping Greece in the eurozone," the European ... «RT, Jul 15»
2
Devil in the detail, and that's Bill Shorten's weakness
But he was weak and exposed on detail. Shortly after Shorten took the witness stand in Sydney, it was clear there was a problem about a failure ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
3
Nasa Book to Detail How ISS Research Helps Improve Life on Earth
Nasa is set to release a new book 'Benefits for Humanity' that will showcase how research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is ... «NDTV, Jul 15»
4
Police Blotter: Cops on street racing detail issue citations, tow …
Bailey Road and Monterey Highway, 1:30 a.m. June 30 Officers on street racing detail at four locations issued several citations and towed ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
5
Physicist Unearths Key Detail About Iconic WWII Photo
(Newser) – The party started early on VJ Day. Though the official announcement that World War II ended wasn't made until closer to 7pm on ... «Newser, Jul 15»
6
Joanna Lord: 'I'm all about sharing every detail'
Joanna Lord: 'I'm all about sharing every detail'. Weekly employee surveys, enhanced transparency where necessary and more from a Porch ... «Inman.com, Jul 15»
7
Facebook's attention to detail: Addresses 'gender equality' concerns …
Facebook seems to be on a roll since the past few months with rapid design changes and feature additions. The world's largest social media ... «Tech2, Jul 15»
8
Devil in detail: Prospectus throws up questions galore about …
A week after India's leading carrier by market share, IndiGo airlines, filed a draft prospectus to launch its Rs 2,500 crore initial public offering ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
9
GTA 5 Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 Update: Patch Notes Detail Changes …
The latest update to GTA Online, the Ill-Gotten Gains Part 2 Update, is now available to download for GTA fans. We've previously looked at ... «iDigitalTimes.com, Jul 15»
10
Budget 2015 - We need clear detail on fiscal rules and on future …
First, clear detail on fiscal rules and on future deficit reduction to strengthen business confidence, supported by a commitment to introduce a ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»

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