Definitions of detail

  1. To relate minutely; enumerate; tell off for a given duty; to give particulars of.
  2. To relate minutely: to enumerate: to set apart for a particular service.
  3. To relate particularly; set apart for special duty.
  4. To select for special service.
  5. provide details for
  6. assign to a specific task; " The ambulances were detailed to the fire station"
  7. To relate or go over minutely; to select for a particular service.
  8. To give particulars; to relate minutely or distinctly.
  9. The minor parts of a composition to give verisimilitude and finish to it. In detail, part by part.
  10. extended treatment of particulars; " the essay contained too much detail"
  11. a crew of workers selected for a particular task; " a detail was sent to remove the fallen trees"
  12. A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
  13. The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the body of men so selected.
  14. To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he detailed all the facts in due order.
  15. To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron.
  16. A minor part, as, in a building, the cornice, caps of the buttresses, capitals of the columns, etc., or ( called larger details) a porch, a gable with its windows, a pavilion, or an attached tower.
  17. A detail drawing.
  18. A minute portion; one of the small parts; a particular; an item; - used chiefly in the plural; as, the details of a scheme or transaction.
  19. An item; a particular or minute account; a small detachment ( of troops), for special service.
  20. A small part: a minute and particular account.
  21. A part; particular; minute account.
  22. A particular or item; accessory.
  23. A minute narrative.
  24. A small detachment for some subordinate service.
  25. A minute account or report of particulars; one or a body selected for a particular service.
  26. A minute or particular account; a narration of particulars.