Definitions for thoroughˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
thor•oughˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊ(adj.)
executed without negligence or omissions:
a thorough search.
complete; perfect; utter:
extremely attentive to accuracy and detail; painstaking:
a thorough worker.
having full command or mastery of an art, talent, etc.
extending or passing through.
Origin of thorough:
bef. 900; ME; OE thuruh, var. of thurhthrough
painstakingly careful and accurate
"our accountant is thorough"; "thorough research"
exhaustive, thorough, thoroughgoing(adj)
performed comprehensively and completely
"an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
thorough(adjective)ˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊ
paying careful attention to every detail
a thorough search of the house; The research was very thorough.; a reporter who is thorough and fair
thoroughˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊ
complete or total
I've made a thorough mess of my life.; Clean the inside thoroughly.; I was thoroughly disgusted with her actions.; the thoroughness of their investigation
passing through; as, thorough lights in a house
passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect; as, a thorough reformation; thorough work; a thorough translator; a thorough poet
a furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water
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.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given by the Earl of Strafford (q. v.) to a scheme of his to establish absolute monarchy in England.
British National Corpus
Word rank popularity for 'thorough' among Adjectives Frequency: #963
Translations for thorough
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(of a person) very careful; attending to every detail
a thorough worker.
- مُخْلِص في عَمَلِهArabic
- cuidadosoPortuguese (BR)
- pečlivý, svědomitýCzech
- cuidadoso, minucioso; concienzudoSpanish
- minuzioso, precisoItalian
- kruopštus, gilusLithuanian
- cītīgs; kārtīgs; rūpīgsLatvian
- nøye, grundigNorwegian
- gruntowny, dogłębnyPolish
- بشپړ، پوره، مكمل، ټول: لاس لرونكى (ماهر): احتياط كاره: زغمونكى، ګالونكىPashto
- dôkladný, starostlivý, svedomitýSlovak
- omsorgsfull, grundligSwedish
- çok dikkatli, titizTurkish
- 一絲不苟的Chinese (Trad.)
- فکر مند، محتاطUrdu
- cẩn thậnVietnamese
- 一丝不苟的Chinese (Simp.)
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