Detour Definition

dēto͝or, dĭ-to͝or
detoured, detouring, detours
noun
detours
A roundabout way; deviation from a direct way.
Webster's New World
A route used when the direct or regular route is closed to traffic.
Webster's New World

A diversion or deviation from one's original route.

Wiktionary
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verb
detoured, detouring, detours
To go or cause to go by a roundabout way.
American Heritage
To cause to go by way of a detour.
Webster's New World
To go by way of a detour.
Webster's New World
To go around or avoid by using a detour; bypass.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Detour

Noun

Singular:
detour
Plural:
detours

Origin of Detour

  • French détour from Old French destor from destorner to turn away des- de- torner to turn turn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French détour, from détourner (“turn away”).

    From Wiktionary

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