detail[ noun dih-teyl, dee-teyl; verb dih-teyl or for 13, dee-teyl ]SEE DEFINITION OF detail
Synonyms for detail
- brass tacks
- chapter and verse
- fine point
- meat and potatoes
- minor point
- nuts and bolts
Antonyms for detail
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DETAIL
I do not propose to speak in detail of the dinner that followed.
It will not be necessary to repeat in detail the course of my examination.
We must study our parents' opinions in the main, but not in points of detail.
The charm of the place does not lie so much in detail as in broad effects.
Whatever Chip did he did thoroughly, with no slurring of detail.
At this stage it is not necessary or desirable to descend to detail.
It was not long until she had told every detail of the morning's experience.
Through his prismatic glasses Kingozi could see every detail plainly.
Martin drank in every detail wonderingly, with a kind of awe.
I heard much more about it, in detail, this evening, chiefly from Mr. Stewart.
c.1600, from French détail, from Old French detail "small piece or quantity," literally "a cutting in pieces," from detaillier "cut in pieces," from de- "entirely" (see de-) + taillier "to cut in pieces" (see tailor).
Modern sense is from French en détail "piece by piece, item by item" (as opposed to en gros), a commercial term used where we would today use retail. Military sense is 1708, from notion of "distribution in detail of the daily orders first given in general," including assignment of specific duties.