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.

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. Newman.

(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.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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