detective

  • 1 Detective — Détective Pour les articles homonymes, voir Détective (homonymie). Vidocq : fondateur, en 1833, du Bureau des Renseignements …

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  • 2 détective — [ detɛktiv ] n. • 1871; détectif 1867; angl. detective, de to detect « découvrir », du lat. detegere 1 ♦ En Grande Bretagne, Policier chargé des enquêtes, des investigations. Les détectives de Scotland Yard (cf. Inspecteur de police). 2 ♦… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 3 detective — de·tec·tive n: a person engaged or employed in detecting lawbreakers or in getting information that is not readily or publicly accessible a police detective hired a private detective Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 detective — (n.) 1850, short for detective police, from detective (adj.), 1843; see DETECT (Cf. detect) + IVE (Cf. ive) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 detective — /deˈtɛktiv, ingl. dɪˈtɛktɪv/ [vc. ingl., abbr. di detective policeman «poliziotto (policeman), che protegge (detective)»] s. m. inv. investigatore, poliziotto privato, agente investigativo □ segugio (gerg.) …

    Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • 6 detective — sustantivo masculino,f. 1. Persona que realiza como profesional investigaciones por encargo de clientes: detective privado, agencia de detectives. Es un detective especializado en asuntos familiares. Sinónimo: investigador. 2. Funcionario del… …

    Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • 7 detective — [dē tek′tiv, ditek′tiv] adj. 1. of or for detection 2. of detectives and their work n. 1. [short for detective policeman] a person on a police force, whose work is investigating and trying to solve crimes 2. [short for private detective] a person …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Detective — De*tect ive, a. Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 detective — |èt| s. m. Agente de polícia ou investigador particular cuja função é investigar crimes, obter informações e provas difíceis de encontrar.   ‣ Etimologia: inglês detective   ♦ [Portugal] Grafia de detetive antes do Acordo Ortográfico de 1990.   ♦ …

    Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • 10 detective — (Del ingl. detective). com. Policía particular que practica investigaciones reservadas y que, en ocasiones, interviene en los procedimientos judiciales …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 11 Detective — De*tect ive, n. One who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 12 detective — /di tektiv/, it. /de tɛktiv/ s. ingl. [der. di (to ) detect scoprire ], usato in ital. come s.m. e f., invar. (prof.) [professionista che, fornito di apposita licenza, svolge indagini per conto di privati] ▶◀ investigatore (privato), (fam.)… …

    Enciclopedia Italiana

  • 13 detective — [n] investigator of crime agent, analyst, bird dog*, bloodhound*, bull*, constable, cop, dick*, eavesdropper, eye*, fed*, fink*, flatfoot*, gumshoe*, informer, nark*, peeper*, P. I.*, plainclothes officer, police officer, private eye, private… …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 detective — ► NOUN ▪ a person, especially a police officer, whose occupation is to investigate crimes …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 Détective — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Détective (homonymie). Détective Vidocq : fondateur, en 1833, du Bureau des Renseignements Universels pour le Com …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 16 Detective — For other uses, see Detective (disambiguation) …

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  • 17 detective — [[t]dɪte̱ktɪv[/t]] ♦♦♦ detectives 1) N COUNT A detective is someone whose job is to discover what has happened in a crime or other situation and to find the people involved. Some detectives work in the police force and others work privately. Now… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 detective — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ private ▪ She hired a private detective to follow her husband. ▪ undercover ▪ store ▪ The store detective was keeping a close eye on a suspected shoplifter …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 19 detective — de|tec|tive W3 [dıˈtektıv] n 1.) a police officer whose job is to discover information about crimes and catch criminals →↑store detective 2.) also private detective someone who is paid to discover information about someone or something ▪ She… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 detective */*/ — UK [dɪˈtektɪv] / US noun [countable] Word forms detective : singular detective plural detectives 1) a police officer whose job is to try to discover information about a crime so that the criminal can be caught 2) someone who is paid by other… …

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