Meaning of detour

de•tour

Pronunciation: (dē'toor, di-toor'), [key]
— n.
  1. a roundabout or circuitous way or course, esp. one used temporarily when the main route is closed.
  2. an indirect or roundabout procedure, path, etc.
—v.i.
  1. to make a detour; go by way of a detour.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to make a detour.
  2. to make a detour around: We detoured Birmingham.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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