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.
Accurate and systematic.
The auditor was very thorough in her work.Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020
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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 understand there's some disbelief among some friends and family that she would do this to herself. That's why it's very important that the Texas Rangers be allowed to conduct a thorough investigation.
To say that we should without a thorough analysis just increase G-fees ... I think was inconsistent with my responsibilities, We expect to provide a framework and the rational for it sometime during the first quarter of this coming year.
We have to be thorough, we have to take emotion out of the investigation and we have to ensure a person’s rights are observed and that the investigation is a quality investigation.
I said you do a thorough search. I don’t care if it takes three days, but when you’re done, don’t come back.
While Congressman Collins guilt or innocence is a question for the courts to settle, the allegations against Congressman Collins demand a prompt and thorough investigation by the House Ethics Committee, insider trading is a clear violation of the public trust.
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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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