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detour


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Detour  \De`tour"\,  n.  [F.  d['e]tour,  fr  d['e]tourner  to  turn 
  aside;  pref.  d['e]-  (L.  dis-)  +  tourner  to  turn.  See  {Turn}.] 
  A  turning;  a  circuitous  route;  a  deviation  from  a  direct 
  course;  as  the  detours  of  the  Mississippi. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  detour 
  n  :  a  roundabout  road  (especially  one  that  is  used  temporarily 
  while  a  main  route  is  blocked)  [syn:  {roundabout  way}] 
  v  :  travel  via  a  detour 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Detour,  MD 
  Zip  code(s):  21725 




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