detour definition

  • noun:
    • A roundabout means or course, especially a road made use of briefly as opposed to a primary path.
    • A deviation from a primary course of action.
    • A diversion or deviation from 1's original route.
    • A turning; a circuitous course; a deviation from a primary course.
    • A turning; a roundabout or circuitous way; deviation from direct or shortest roadway or course.
    • a roundabout roadway (especially one that is made use of briefly while a main path is blocked)
  • verb-transitive:
    • To go or cause to go by a roundabout method.
  • verb:
    • to produce a detour.
    • To direct or send on a detour.
    • vacation via a detour

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