Definitions for thoroughˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thorough(adj)

    painstakingly careful and accurate

    "our accountant is thorough"; "thorough research"

  2. exhaustive, thorough, thoroughgoing(adj)

    performed comprehensively and completely

    "an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thorough

    through

  2. Thorough(adj)

    passing through; as, thorough lights in a house

  3. Thorough(adj)

    passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect; as, a thorough reformation; thorough work; a thorough translator; a thorough poet

  4. Thorough(adverb)

    thoroughly

  5. Thorough(adverb)

    through

  6. Thorough(noun)

    a furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water

Freebase

  1. Thorough

    In 17th century England, Thorough was a name given by Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford to a scheme of his to establish absolute monarchy in England. Although "Thorough" is largely attributed to Strafford, its implementation can also be accredited to the Archbishop of Canterbury William Laud.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thorough

    thur′ō, adj. passing through or to the end: complete: entire.—prep. (obs.) through.—n. that which goes through, a passage: the blind and obstinately tyrannical policy of Strafford and Laud in administering civil and ecclesiastical affairs without regard to opposite convictions.—n. Thor′ough-bass (mus.), a bass part all through a piece, with figures placed over the notes to indicate the harmony to be played to each.—adj. Thor′oughbred, thoroughly or completely bred: bred from a dam and sire of the best blood, as a horse, and having the qualities supposed to depend thereon.—n. an animal, esp. a horse, of pure blood—of race-horses, one all of whose ancestors for seven generations (five in America) are recorded in the stud-book.—n. Thor′oughfare, a fare or passage for going through: a public way or street: right of passing through.—adj. Thor′oughgō′ing, going through or to the end: going all lengths: complete.—adv. Thor′oughly.—n. Thor′oughness.—adj. Thor′ough-paced, thoroughly or perfectly paced or trained: complete. [The longer form of through.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Thorough

    name given by the Earl of Strafford (q. v.) to a scheme of his to establish absolute monarchy in England.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thorough' in Adjectives Frequency: #963

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thorough in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thorough in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Asaduzzman Khan:

    I have ordered a thorough investigation.

  2. Hun Sen:

    I call for a thorough investigation into the issue.

  3. Jeh Johnson:

    The panel's recommendations are astute, thorough and fair.

  4. John Locke:

    The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.

  5. Fyodor Dostoyevsky:

    To be too conscious is an illness. A real thorough going illness.

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