Student Thesaurus

One entry found for detective.
Entry Word: detective
Function: noun
Text: a person whose business is solving crimes and catching criminals or gathering information that is not easy to get <the detective tracked the criminals to an abandoned warehouse on the south side of town>
Synonyms investigator, operative, plainclothesman, shadow, sleuth, tail
Related Words Federal, G-man, narc (or nark) [slang]