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Definition of Detective


  1. Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer.
  2. One who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy.

Detective Quotations

I never was that boy who loved gangster films, but when I was growing up, I was obsessed with the detective Dick Tracy. It was one of my favourite movies as a kid, and he really inspired me. I would have loved to be part of that golden age of Hollywood in the 1940s. It made me want to become an actor.
Ryan Gosling

I love the Swedish people for their detective novels, their archipelago, their sense of humor, their carbonated vodka, and most especially, for their wonderful hospitality.
Michael Levitt

If your neighbors think you're a detective because a cop always brings you home, you might be a redneck.
Jeff Foxworthy

What the detective story is about is not murder but the restoration of order.
P. D. James

Every man at the bottom of his heart believes that he is a born detective.
John Buchan
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Detective Translations

detective in Dutch is detective, rechercheur
detective in German is Detektiv
detective in Norwegian is detektiv
detective in Portuguese is detetive
detective in Spanish is detective
detective in Swedish is detektiv
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