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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 didn't know I was doing film noir, I thought they were detective stories with low lighting!
Marie Windsor

There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks.
Dorothy L. Sayers

It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.
Agatha Christie

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

As a kid, I always wanted to be lots of things. I was a Walter Mitty type. I wanted to be in the French Foreign Legion, a detective, a doctor, a test pilot with a scarf, a fisherman who hauled in a tremendous marlin after a 12-hour fight.
Jonathan Winters
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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