detour Meaning in the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “detour” - Learner’s Dictionary

detour

noun [C]     /ˈdiːtʊər/
a different, longer route to a place that is used to avoid something or to visit something: Several roads were closed, so we had to take a detour.Routes and roads in general
Translations of “detour”
in Arabic انعِطاف…
in Korean 우회로…
in Malaysian lencongan…
in French détour…
in Turkish dolambaçlı…
in Italian deviazione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 繞行的路,迂回路,繞行路線…
in Russian объезд…
in Polish objazd…
in Vietnamese đường vòng…
in Spanish desvío…
in Portuguese desvio…
in Thai การอ้อม…
in German der Abstecher…
in Catalan desviació, marrada…
in Japanese う回路…
in Indonesian memutar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 绕行的路,迂回路,绕行路线…
(Definition of detour from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Learner's Dictionary definitions for “detour”

Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More