thoroughfare

noun thor·ough·fare \ -ˌfer \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of thoroughfare

1 : a way or place for passage: such as
a : a street open at both ends
b : a main road
2 a : passage, transit
b : the conditions necessary for passing through

Examples of thoroughfare in a Sentence

  1. one of the city's main thoroughfares

Recent Examples of thoroughfare from the Web

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First Known Use of thoroughfare

15th century


THOROUGHFARE Defined for English Language Learners

thoroughfare

noun

Definition of thoroughfare for English Language Learners

  • : a main road


THOROUGHFARE Defined for Kids

thoroughfare

noun thor·ough·fare \ ˈthər-ō-ˌfer \

Definition of thoroughfare for Students

1 : a street or road open at both ends
2 : a main road


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