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Definitions for thorough
ˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊthor·ough

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thoroughadjective

    painstakingly careful and accurate

    "our accountant is thorough"; "thorough research"

  2. exhaustive, thorough, thoroughgoingadjective

    performed comprehensively and completely

    "an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thoroughadjective

    The Irish horseboys, in the thorough reformation of that realm, should be cut off. Edmund Spenser.

    He did not desire a thorough engagement till he had time to reform some whom he resolved never more to trust. Edward Hyde.

    A thorough translator must be a thorough poet. Dryden.

    A thorough practice of subjecting ourselves to the wants of others, would extinguish in us pride. Jonathan Swift.

    Let all three sides be a double house, without thorough lights on the sides. Francis Bacon.

  2. Thoroughprepos.

    Mark Antony will follow
    Thorough the hazards of this untrod state,
    With all true faith. William Shakespeare, Julius Cæsar.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thorough

    through

  2. Thoroughadjective

    passing through; as, thorough lights in a house

  3. Thoroughadjective

    passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect; as, a thorough reformation; thorough work; a thorough translator; a thorough poet

  4. Thoroughadverb

    thoroughly

  5. Thoroughadverb

    through

  6. Thoroughnoun

    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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British National Corpus

  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. Mike Pompeo:

    We call on the government of Saudi Arabia to support a thorough investigation of Mr. Khashoggi's disappearance and to be transparent about the results of that investigation.

  2. Keri Peterson:

    Plus, the sanitization of trains and airplanes is not very thorough, so surfaces are more likely to harbor germs.

  3. Bexar County Sheriff Susan Pamerleau:

    Certainly what's in the video is a cause for concern, but it's important to let the investigation go through its course so we can ensure a thorough and complete review of all that occurred.

  4. Minister Sudirman Said:

    He emphasised that there should be a thorough review while the deadline is still a long way off, so that we don't encounter obstacles when we're already halfway.

  5. Beverly Tillery:

    We have a lot of unanswered questions, but one thing we know is that Layleen Polanco Xtravaganza should not have died in a cell at Rikers Island, our community came together to demand a thorough, fully transparent investigation and an end to the conditions that turned a misdemeanor offense into a death sentence.

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