Crossword clues for detective
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Detective \De*tect"ive\, a. Fitted for, or skilled in, detecting; employed in detecting crime or criminals; as, a detective officer.
Detective \De*tect"ive\, n. One who business it is so detect criminals or discover matters of secrecy.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1850, short for detective police, from detective (adj.), 1843; see detect + -ive.
n. (context law enforcement English) A police officer who looks for evidence as part of solving a crime; an investigator.
A detective is an investigator, usually a member of a law enforcement agency. Some are private persons, and may be known as private investigators, as "The Eye That Never Sleeps", the motto of the Pinkerton Detective Agency or shortened to simply "private eyes".
Informally, and primarily in fiction, a detective is any licensed or unlicensed person who solves crimes, including historical crimes, by examining and evaluating clues and personal records in order to uncover the identity and/or whereabouts of the criminal.
In some police departments, a detective position is achieved by passing a written test after a person completes the requirements for being a police officer. In many other police systems, detectives are college graduates who join directly from civilian life without first serving as uniformed officers. Some people argue that detectives do a completely different job and therefore require completely different training, qualifications, qualities and abilities than uniformed officers. The opposing argument is that without previous service as a uniformed patrol officer, a detective cannot have a great enough command of standard police procedures and problems and will find it difficult to work with uniformed colleagues.
Detective is a novel by Arthur Hailey. It was written in 1997 and it was the author's last book. Hailey depicts the work of the homicide department and its background and investigation methods.
'Detective ' is a 1954 Argentine film directed by Carlos Schlieper.
Detective was an American/English rock band that toured and recorded in the late 1970s. Detective consisted of vocalist Michael Des Barres, guitarist Michael Monarch, bassist Bobby Pickett, ex- Yes organist Tony Kaye, and drummer Jon Hyde. The band released two albums, Detective (produced by the band, Andy Johns and Jimmy Robinson) and It Takes One to Know One in 1977, as well as Live From The Atlantic Studios, a promotional LP recorded only for radio broadcast, in 1978.
"They were good," recalled Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, on whose Swan Song label Detective debuted. "That first album of theirs, it was really good. It should have been more popular, shouldn't it?"
In support of their second album, "It Takes One To Know One," Detective went on the road as the supporting act for Kiss. Kiss liked Detective so much that they actually considered recording one of their songs, "Ain't None Of Your Business", with Peter Criss on lead vocals. Demos exist of the Kiss version, but the song never made it onto a Kiss album or was ever played live.
Detective did go into the studio in 1978 with producer, Tom Dowd, to record their third album. While their first two albums were on Led Zeppelin's Swan Song label, Atlantic Records took over the band for their third release. Atlantic wanted a hit single from the band. Dowd brought in a song from a then unknown singer-songwriter named John Cougar, " I Need a Lover". According to Monarch, they really didn't want to record it, but they did. It remains unreleased to this day along with a couple of other original songs. Monarch went on to say that the members of Detective were moving in different directions and the group decided to disband.
Michael Des Barres from the band performed songs on the fourth episode of the first season of the sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati as part of the fictional hoodlum rock group "Scum of the Earth". Michael Des Barres and two other actors played the part of the band during most of the TV show, but the band Detective performed on the end of the show segment.
A detective is a professional investigator.
Detective(s) or The Detective(s) may also refer to:
Détective is a 1985 French crime film directed by Jean-Luc Godard. It was entered into the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.
Detective is a 2007 Malayalam suspense thriller film directed by Jeethu Joseph. The movie features Suresh Gopi in a dual role with Sindhu Menon in the lead role. The film received positive reviews and it was a hit at the box office.
Viewers originally did not show much interest in the film but its popularity grew after it was screened on television.
It was dubbed into Hindi as Mera Mission Mera Kartavya.
Detective is an upcoming 2016 Bangladeshi 3D computer animated fantasy- Suspense film 3D Creations & Direction Tapan Ahmed produced by Jaaz Multimedia. The film is based on Rabindranath Tagore's short story with the same name. Detective is the first animated film produced by Jaaz Multimedia and is the most expensive animated film to be produced in Bangladesh. Featuring the voices of Arifin Shuvoo and Ali Raz, the film explores the life of a police detective.
Detective is a 1958 Bollywood film starring Pradeep Kumar and Mala Sinha. It is one of the first fims directed by Shakti Samanta which failed to become a success. Produced & Music by Mukul Roy
Usage examples of "detective".
It contained two live individuals: Amanuensis and Detective Ratt - the former in control of the latter.
Seems like a waste of his time to come looking for Beeker when he could hire a whole team of detectives to do the job for him.
She pushed her way past Bender, searching the faces around her until she found Kevin in the kitchen, chatting with two other detectives.
Gloria Garton lowered her bepurpled lids and cast a queenly stare of suspicion on the young detective.
I had a letter from that Detective Inspector Brudge in Worcester just before I left.
The next morning Bucca phoned his JTTF detective contact and brought a copy of the file down to 26 Federal Plaza.
Prosecutors, witnesses, officials, policemen, detectives, undetected, pressmen, barristers, loafers, clerks, cadgers, jurymen.
Then a vice detective in Portsmouth thought he might recognize the circulated photograph, despite the damage and discoloration.
The detective called downtown and had all transmissions about the Conjurer case changed to the citywide special-ops frequency.
Some one more capable than Detectives Kurman and Cleer would be needed when that climax came.
Detective Cleer came to his feet, snatching up a panama hat that he had dropped.
The three members of the Yellow Band knew that Detectives Kurman and Cleer were apprentices at the art of investigating crime.
More policemen were standing with Police Detective Cliffy and Sergeant Robinson.
Almost at the same moment, the door opened, letting in Detective Cliffy and his playmate Robinson.
His friend wanted to go too, but the policeman made it clear that Detective Cliffy would be talking to one person at a time.