3. Abstraction from worldly objects; renunciation.
A trial which would have demanded of him a most heroic faith and the detachment of a saint.J. H.
(De"tail) (de"tal or de*tal"; 277), n. [F. détail, fr. détailler to cut in pieces, tell in detail; pref. dé- (L.
de or dis-) + tailler to cut. See Tailor.]
1. 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.
The details of the campaign in Italy.Motley.
2. A narrative which relates minute points; an account which dwells on particulars.
3. (Mil.) The selection for a particular service of a person or a body of men; hence, the person or the
body of men so selected.
Detail drawing, a drawing of the full size, or on a large scale, of some part of a building, machine, etc. - -
In detail, in subdivisions; part by part; item; circumstantially; with particularity.
Syn. Account; relation; narrative; recital; explanation; narration.
(De"tail) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detailed (-tald"); p. pr. & vb. n. Detailing.] [Cf. F. détailler to cut
up in pieces, tell in detail. See Detail, n.]
1. To relate in particulars; to particularize; to report minutely and distinctly; to enumerate; to specify; as, he
detailed all the facts in due order.
2. (Mil.) To tell off or appoint for a particular service, as an officer, a troop, or a squadron.
Syn. Detail, Detach. Detail respect the act of individualizing the person or body that is separated;
detach, the removing for the given end or object.
(De*tail"er) n. One who details.
(De*tain") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Detained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Detaining.] [F. détenir, L. detinere,
detentum; de + tenere to hold. See Tenable.]
1. To keep back or from; to withhold.
Detain not the wages of the hireling.Jer. Taylor.
2. To restrain from proceeding; to stay or stop; to delay; as, we were detained by an accident.
Let us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee.Judges xiii. 15.
3. To hold or keep in custody.
Syn. To withhold; retain; stop; stay; arrest; check; retard; delay; hinder.
(De*tain"), n. Detention. [Obs.] Spenser.
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