Part of speech:
A highway or section of a highway that passes around an obstructed or congested area.
Deviation is defined as the act of departing from the accepted practice or the norm.
The act of following such a path or route.
A road or path other than the main one, esp. one not used very much; side road; bypath
A secluded path not used very much; byway
A local road that runs parallel to an expressway or interstate highway and that provides access to the property bordering it.
The definition of a digression is a spoken or written piece that moves away from the main topic.
A main road; thoroughfare, specif. one maintained by a state or federal government and designed to accommodate a heavy traffic flow
(South Africa) High Street; Main Street
One of the leather flaps hanging from the side of a saddle.
A momentary shock or scare:
To pass around but not through
To inquire for; request:
a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
Find another word for detour. In this page you can discover 37 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for detour, like: temporary route, bypass, back-road, secondary highway, deviation, circuitous route, alternate route, circuit, byway, bypath and service road.