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

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  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)


  5. Thorough(adverb)


  6. Thorough(noun)

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


  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.

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

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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