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Definition of Detective

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 wanted to be a police detective. In my work, particularly in documentaries, I am obsessed with finding things out, seeking ever-new facts and perspectives - each project can involve years of research.
James Marsh

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

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

A really good detective never gets married.
Raymond Chandler
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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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