American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Exhaustively complete: a thorough search.
- adj. Painstakingly accurate or careful: thorough research.
- adj. Absolute; utter: a thorough pleasure.
- prep. Archaic Variant of through.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Through. See through, a later form of thorough, now the exclusive form as a preposition and adverb.
- Through: as, thoroughgoing. See through, adverb
- Going through; through, in a literal sense: a form now occurring only in dialectal use or in certain phrases and compounds. See through, adjective
- Going through, as to the end or bottom of anything; thoroughgoing. Hence— Penetrating; searching; sharp; keen.
- Leaving nothing undone; slighting nothing; not superficial.
- Fully executed; having no deficiencies; hence, complete in all respects; unqualified; perfect.
- Earnest; ardent. [Rare.]
- n. That which goes through. Specifically— A thoroughfare; a passage; a channel.
- n. A furrow between two ridges.
- n. Same as perpend.
- n. In Brit. hist., in the reign of Charles I., the policy of Strafford and Laud of conducting or carrying through (‘thorough’) the administration of public affairs without regard to obstacles. Hence the word is associated with their system of tyranny.
- adj. painstaking and careful not to miss or omit any detail
- adj. utter; complete; absolute
- n. UK, dialect A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water.
GNU Webster's 1913
- prep. obsolete Through.
- adj. obsolete Passing through.
- adj. Passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect.
- adv. Obs. or Colloq. Thoroughly.
- adv. obsolete Through.
- n. Prov. Eng. A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water.
- adj. painstakingly careful and accurate
- adj. performed comprehensively and completely
- A disyllabic form of Old English þurh ("through"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English thorow, through, thorough, from Old English thuruh, from end to end, through; see terə-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“A great authority on education says: "Any work that deserves thorough study, deserves the labor of making an Abstract, _without which, indeed, the study is not thorough_.”
“- In today's installment of TA Talks Back, I (Kara/Team Switzerland) give you my very long (I prefer to use the term thorough) review of The Twilight Saga: New Moon.”
“After what he called a thorough investigation, President Bush today gave his OK for Doncasters to be taken over by Dubai International Capital.”
“Treasury for what she called their thorough responses.”
“BOIES: Is that something that you would want to do if you were doing what you called a thorough statistical analysis?”
“BOIES: Were you asked to do what you define as a thorough statistical analysis?”
“To his consternation, he found the drum in thorough working order.”
“So thorough is the American acculturation to the glory of war and the uprightness of nation that even unimpeachable evidence of atrocities is insufficient to break through the hegemonic facade.”
“First and last, Thoreau who pronounced his name thorough, by the way was a writer.”
“A main thorough-fare for buses, cambis and just plain heavy traffic use.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘thorough’.
Thanks to everyone who added to this list. (I moved it to a new URL, so all the words added on the first day are credited to me—sorry about that.)
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Don't even start me on the chaos of English words containing the sequence "ough". Let's create a list to see how many unique pronunciations we get from this sequence of letters.
The present, the future. Goals, wishes, hopes.
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