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Definitions of thorough

  1. very thorough; exhaustively complete; "an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. painstakingly careful and accurate; "our accountant is thorough"; "thorough research" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Through. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Passing through; as, thorough lights in a house. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect; as, a thorough reformation; thorough work; a thorough translator; a thorough poet. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Thoroughly. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Going on to the end; perfect; finished. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Passing through or to the end: complete: entire. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. THOROUGHNESS. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. Passing through; complete. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  12. Going through and through; complete; perfect. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Passing through or to the end; complete; perfect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  14. An interfurrow between two ridges. See Through. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. thur'[=o], 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'OUGHG[=O]'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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. Complete, unqualified, not superficial, out-&-out, as his work is seldom t., has caught a t. chill, wants a t. change, a t. scoundrel; (n., Hist.) uncompromising policy of Strafford& Laud under Charles I; t.-bass, bass part accompanied by shorthand marks esp. numerals to indicate the general harmony, such system of marks, (loosely) harmonic composition; t.-brace, strap between C-springs of vehicle; t.-bred a. & n., (animal, esp. horse) of pure breed, high-spirited, mettlesome, (also fig. of persons); thoroughfare, road, street, esp. one through which much traffic passes, no thoroughfare, (as notice at end of obstructed or private road) no passage; t.-going, uncompromising, out-&-out; t.-paced, (lit., of horse) trained to all paces, (fig.) complete, unqualified, as a t.-p. rascal; t.-pin, swelling in hollow of horse\'s hock. Hence thoroughly adv., thoroughness n. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. prep. From side to side or from end to end; through. Cabinet Dictionary

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