from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A roundabout way or course, especially a road used temporarily instead of a main route.
- n. A deviation from a direct course of action.
- transitive v. To go or cause to go by a roundabout way.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A diversion or deviation from one's original route.
- v. To make a detour.
- v. To direct or send on a detour.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A turning; a circuitous route; a deviation from a direct course.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A turning; a roundabout or circuitous way; deviation from the direct or shortest road or route.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
- v. travel via a detour
At least they did at the corner of "Glenn" and Wygant, which we passed through the other day as part of our pedestrian detour from the wonderful but somewhat bike-manic Sunday Parkways:
The deep-bore tunnel will make 40,000 vehicles more visable, duh, as they detour from the Aurora portal through Lower Queen Anne to Elliott, and from the AWV onto Alaskan Way.
Their choice was to take a hit for going (even if it was a private detour from a very public campaign swing, Obama was going to be accused of using wounded troops for political gain), or a hit for not going (the charge would be -- and has been -- that Obama didn't care about wounded troops).
Drivers who slow down briefly or who make a detour from the main route will still be caught because up to 50 of the cameras will work together in a network.
On the way out of the pavilion, my parents insisted on taking a detour from the schedule — they wanted to see the Lion King movie (sigh).
The next time you are in a bookshop take a detour from the section you normally head straight for.
I too enjoy making pancakes early on weekend mornings .... my goal is to always be quiet enough not to wake anyone as I cook .... and then see the kids faces light up as they take that detour from the cupboard (for cereal) to the stove area for a plate.
Hence, repeatedly mentioning evidence in that department is also an irrelevant detour from the question I have been putting to you.
At the same time, he was trying to fend off his angry band mates — among them his two brothers, Carl and Dennis, and his cousin Mike Love — who saw “Smile” as too sharp a detour from the surf and hot-rod songs that had made them rich.
Since its directly related to a sliver of my book manuscript, it was not entirely a detour from the book, just a brief pit stop.
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