The definition of a detour is a route that is different from the ordinary, often used when the direct route cannot be used.noun
An example of a detour is a side road that drivers must go down when the main road is closed.
Detour is defined as to create or go down a route that is different than the usual route.verb
An example of detour is to travel down a dirt road when the main turnpike is closed.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- a roundabout way; deviation from a direct way
- a route used when the direct or regular route is closed to traffic
Origin: Fr détour, a turning, evasion < détourner, to turn aside < OFr destourner < des- (L dis-), away + tourner: see turn
- ☆ to cause to go by way of a detour
- to go around or avoid by using a detour; bypass
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- A roundabout way or course, especially a road used temporarily instead of a main route.
- A deviation from a direct course of action.
Origin: French détour, from Old French destor, from destorner, to turn away : des-, de- + torner, to turn; see turn.