HyperDic: detective

English > 2 senses of the word detective:
NOUNperson detective, investigator, tec, police detectivea police officer who investigates crimes
person detectivean investigator / investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public
detective > pronunciation
Soundsdihteh'ktihv
Rhymesabortive ... vituperative: 304 rhymes with ihv...
English > detective: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA police officer who investigates crimes.
Synonymsinvestigator, tec, police detective
Narrowerdick, gumshoe, hawkshawsomeone who is a detective
plainclothesmanA detective who wears civilian clothes on duty
tracerAn investigator who is employed to find missing persons or missing goods
Broaderpoliceman, police officer, officerA member of a police force
Spanishdetective de policía, detective, detective privado, investigador, tec
Catalandetectiu, investigador
English > detective: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningAn investigator / investigator engaged or employed in obtaining information not easily available to the public.
Narrowerprivate detective, PI, private eye, private investigator, operative, shamus, sherlocksomeone who can be employed as a detective to collect information
sleuth, sleuthhoundA detective who follows a trail
Broaderinvestigatorsomeone who investigates
Spanishdetective, investigador policial
Catalandetectiu, investigador policial

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