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Definitions for thorough
ˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊthor·ough

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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.

Editors Contribution

  1. thorough

    Accurate and systematic.

    The auditor was very thorough in her work.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2020  

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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

Examples of thorough in a Sentence

  1. Theodore Roosevelt:

    A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.

  2. Representative Jason Chaffetz:

    Ms. Cobert is not working in good faith with the committee, i will use all available remedies to obtain the information needed to conduct a thorough and meaningful investigation.

  3. Acting FAA Administrator Dan Elwell:

    We have discovered some anomalies and then we have directed Boeing to mitigate those anomalies, the 737 MAX is not going to fly until it passes the most thorough and intense look.

  4. Royal Dutch Shell:

    We see this as an indication of the thorough process being undertaken by the ACCC.

  5. White House:

    We're looking to see if there are options that make it possible and doing a full and thorough and extensive review.

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    one whose prevailing mental imagery takes the form of inner feelings of action
    • A. lank
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