Definition of Thorough

1. Adjective. Painstakingly careful and accurate. "Thorough research"

Similar to: Careful
Derivative terms: Thoroughness



2. Adjective. Performed comprehensively and completely. "Thoroughgoing research"
Exact synonyms: Exhaustive, Thoroughgoing
Similar to: Complete
Derivative terms: Thoroughness

Definition of Thorough

1. prep. Through.

2. a. Passing through; as, thorough lights in a house.

3. adv. Thoroughly.

4. n. A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water.

Definition of Thorough

1. Adjective. painstaking and careful not to miss or omit any detail ¹

2. Adjective. utter; complete; absolute ¹

3. Preposition. (obsolete) Through. (defdate 9th-19th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (UK dialect) A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thorough

1. complete in all respects [adj THOROUGHER, THOROUGHEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thorough

thornset
thorntail
thorntails
thoro
thorogummite
thoroly
thoron
thoronol
thorons
thorosteenstrupine
thorotrast
thorough (current term)
thorough-girt
thorough-going
thorough-pin
thorough-stitch
thoroughbrace
thoroughbraces
thoroughbred
thoroughbred race
thoroughbred racing
thoroughbreds
thorougher

Literary usage of Thorough

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1. Biennial Report by Oregon Board of Horticulture (1921)
"The high degree of unblemished fruit that many growers secure is, therefore, obtained only by combining thorough fruit spraying with thorough covering of ..."

2. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1845)
"Quoth Puck, " My liege, Fll never lin, But I will thorough thick and thin, ... thorough brake, thorough brier, thorough muck, thorough mier, thorough water ..."

3. The Journal of Home Economics by American Home Economics Association (1915)
"It is in the large institution work where margins of time must be most carefully considered. thorough FUMIGATION FOR BUFFALO ... thorough fumigation with ..."

4. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1891)
"Mr. Clarke, a picture dealer in Leicester Fields, but was able at the same time to acquire a thorough acquaint anee with the works and methods of Dutch ..."

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