Definition of Thoroughfare

1. Noun. A public road from one place to another.

Specialized synonyms: Artery, Blind Alley, Cul De Sac, Dead-end Street, Impasse, Street, Street
Generic synonyms: Road, Route



Definition of Thoroughfare

1. n. A passage through; a passage from one street or opening to another; an unobstructed way open to the public; a public road; hence, a frequented street.

Definition of Thoroughfare

1. Noun. (context: now rare except in phrases) A passage; a way through. ¹

2. Noun. A road open at both ends or connecting one area with another; a highway or main street. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) The act of going through; passage; travel, transit. ¹

4. Noun. An unobstructed waterway allowing passage for ships. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thoroughfare

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thoroughfare

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thorough-going
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thoroughbred race
thoroughbred racing
thoroughbreds
thorougher
thoroughest
thoroughfare (current term)
thoroughfares
thoroughgo
thoroughgoing
thoroughgoing(a)
thoroughly
thoroughness
thoroughnesses
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thoroughpin
thoroughpins
thoroughs
thoroughstitch
thoroughwax
thoroughwort

Literary usage of Thoroughfare

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1. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1858)
"... ISLAND thoroughfare LIGHTHOUSE—FIXED WHITE LIGHT, A new lighthouse has been erected on Mark Island, at the western entrance of Deer Island thoroughfare, ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1880)
"A fine open thoroughfare from Tottenham Court Road to Charing Cross is demanded in the interests of cleanliness and health, as well as in that of ..."

3. The New World: Problems in Political Geography by Isaiah Bowman (1921)
"... by which Germany expected to control the Near East and the road to India. As a commercial thoroughfare for eastern products, the Constanti- Only a ..."

4. The New World: Problems in Political Geography by Isaiah Bowman (1921)
"... by which Germany expected to control the Near East and the road to India. As a commercial thoroughfare for eastern products, the Constanti- Only a ..."

5. Commentaries on the Law of Municipal Corporations by John Forrest Dillon (1911)
"Whether the county has the right to demand tolls over a bridge which is a thoroughfare will not affect the validity of county bonds issued to aid in the ..."

6. Old and New London: A Narrative of Its History, Its People, and Its Places by Walter Thornbury, Edward Walford (1881)
"LEAVING the gates of Ely Place we turn westwards, and pursue our way along the main thoroughfare of Holborn. And, to begin, let us speak of the divisions of ..."

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