thorough

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1thor·ough

preposition \ˈthər-(ˌ)ō, sometimes ˈthr-; ˈthə-(ˌ)rō\

Definition of THOROUGH

archaic
:  through

Origin of THOROUGH

Middle English thorow, from Old English thurh, thuruh, preposition & adverb
First Known Use: before 12th century

2thor·ough

adverb \ˈthər-(ˌ)ō, sometimes ˈthr-; ˈthə-(ˌ)rō\

Definition of THOROUGH

archaic
:  through

Origin of THOROUGH

(see 1thorough)
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with THOROUGH

3thor·ough

adjective \ˈthər-(ˌ)ō, sometimes ˈthr-; ˈthə-(ˌ)rō\

: including every possible part or detail

: careful about doing something in an accurate and exact way

: complete or absolute

Full Definition of THOROUGH

1
:  carried through to completion :  exhaustive <a thorough search>
2
a :  marked by full detail <a thorough description>
b :  careful about detail :  painstaking <a thorough scholar>
c :  complete in all respects <thorough pleasure>
d :  having full mastery (as of an art) <a thorough musician>
thor·ough·ly adverb
thor·ough·ness noun

Examples of THOROUGH

  1. a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations
  2. The investigator will have to be thorough.
  3. … one realized that it was the restaurant's thorough and even comic Frenchness that had made it so entirely New York. —Adam Gopnik, New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2004

Origin of THOROUGH

(see 1thorough)
First Known Use: 15th century

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