thoroughfare

noun
thor·​ough·​fare | \ ˈthər-ə-ˌfer How to pronounce thoroughfare (audio) , ˈthə-rə-\

Definition of thoroughfare

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

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Examples of thoroughfare in a Sentence

one of the city's main thoroughfares

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The expansion widens Wilson Road from two and three lanes to a four-lane thoroughfare between Atascocita Road and Beltway 8. Chris Shelton, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County completes $10.2 million Wilson Road expansion," 26 June 2019 During the afternoon, some sought to build barriers on Connaught Road, the main thoroughfare in the area known as Admiralty, building barriers of stones, pylons and other materials at hand, at one time temporarily blocking in a police van. Washington Post, "Latest Hong Kong protest ends peacefully with demands unmet," 22 June 2019 During the afternoon, some sought to build barriers on Connaught Road, the main thoroughfare in the area known as Admiralty, building barriers of stones, pylons and other materials at hand, at one time temporarily blocking in a police van. Raf Wober, BostonGlobe.com, "Hong Kong protests flare anew after demands unmet," 21 June 2019 Unlike many clubs, the Stonewall Inn, which opened in March 1967, was on a main thoroughfare instead of a side street. Chad Painter, The Conversation, "How the New York media covered the Stonewall riots," 19 June 2019 Police in riot gear monitored the protest as demonstrators equipped with police barriers, street signs and trash barrels blocked off Harcourt Road, a major thoroughfare in the government district. NBC News, "Protesters jam Hong Kong streets to rally against China extradition bill," 12 June 2019 The national forest's Twitter account shared the news Sunday morning, cautioning that Bartlett Damn Road, a thoroughfare to Bartlett Lake, remained closed. Perry Vandell, azcentral, "Mountain Fire in Tonto National Forest now 50% contained overnight," 9 June 2019 Heavy duty vehicles line both sides of many of the winding two-way streets in the Hollywood Hills, making them treacherous single-lane thoroughfares. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "L.A. Developers Have a Big Problem: Too Many New Megamansions," 30 May 2019 Privacy - Terms When done, the street will be converted from a three-lane thoroughfare to a two-lane street. Tony Bizjak, sacbee, "One of downtown's busiest streets will close for redo. Here's what commuters should know," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of thoroughfare

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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thoroughfare

noun

English Language Learners Definition of thoroughfare

: a main road

thoroughfare

noun
thor·​ough·​fare | \ ˈthər-ō-ˌfer How to pronounce thoroughfare (audio) \

Kids Definition of thoroughfare

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

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