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Detour meaning

detour - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. A turning; a circuitous route; a deviation from a direct course; as, the detours of the Mississippi.
  2. 2. A winding, or roundabout, way.

detour - examples of usage

  1. Quietly she led her pony back, mounted, and made a wide detour until she struck the trail above. - "Brand Blotters", William MacLeod Raine.
  2. They made a little detour. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
  3. I travelled along its banks several miles, endeavouring to cut off a detour we had previously described. - "Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia In Search of a Route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria (1848) by Lt. Col. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell Kt. D.C.L. (1792-1855) Surveyor-General of New South Wales", Thomas Mitchell.
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