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"
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
name given by the Earl of Strafford (q. v.) to a scheme of his to establish absolute monarchy in England.
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'thorough' in Adjectives Frequency: #963
The numerical value of thorough in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of thorough in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of thorough in a Sentence
I have ordered a thorough investigation.
It appears to be a very thorough investigation.
I call for a thorough investigation into the issue.
My parents were incredibly thorough when they traveled.
The panel's recommendations are astute, thorough and fair.
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- minuciósCatalan, Valencian
- exhaustivo, minuciosoSpanish
- perusteellinen, perinpohjainen, läpikotainen, huolellinenFinnish
- minutieuse, minutieux, exhaustif, soignée, soignéFrench
- pongailScottish Gaelic
- accurato, minuziosoItalian
- cumque diligentissimeLatin
- diepgaand, grondigDutch
- grundig, grundigeNorwegian
- minucioso, exaustivo, completoPortuguese
- всесторонний, основательный, доскональный, тщательный, полный, исчерпывающийRussian
- hoàn toànVietnamese
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