thoroughfare


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thor·ough·fare

 (thûr′ō-fâr′, thûr′ə-, thŭr′-)
n.
1. A main road or public highway.
2.
a. A place of passage from one location to another.
b. Right to such passage.
3. A heavily traveled passage, such as a waterway, strait, or channel.

[Middle English thurghfare : thurgh, thorow, through; see thorough + fare, road (from Old English faru, fær, from faran, to go; see fare).]

thoroughfare

(ˈθʌrəˌfɛə)
n
1. a road from one place to another, esp a main road
2. way through or access: no thoroughfare.

thor•ough•fare

(ˈθɜr əˌfɛər, ˈθʌr-)

n.
1. a road, street, etc., that leads at each end into another street.
2. a major road or highway.
3. a passage or way through: no thoroughfare.
4. a strait, river, etc., affording passage.
[1350–1400; Middle English thurghfare]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thoroughfare - a public road from one place to anotherthoroughfare - a public road from one place to another
artery - a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic
blind alley, dead-end street, impasse, cul de sac - a street with only one way in or out
road, route - an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
street - a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings; "they walked the streets of the small town"; "he lives on Nassau Street"
street - the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel; "be careful crossing the street"

thoroughfare

noun road, way, street, highway, passageway, roadway, access, passage, avenue a busy thoroughfare

thoroughfare

noun
A course affording passage from one place to another:
Translations
شارِع عاممَمْنوع المُرور
průchodprůjezdsilniceulice
færdselsåregennemkørsel
átjárás: az átjárás tilos! no
almenn umferî bönnuîalmenn umferîaræî

thoroughfare

[ˈθʌrəfɛəʳ] N (= public highway) → vía f pública, carretera f; (= street) → calle f
"no thoroughfare"callejón sin salida; (= no entry) → prohibido el paso

thoroughfare

[ˈθʌrəfɛər] nrue f
"no thoroughfare" (British)"passage interdit"

thoroughfare

[ˈθʌrəˌfɛəʳ] nstrada transitabile
"no thoroughfare" (Brit) → "divieto di transito"

thorough

(ˈθarə) , ((American) ˈθə:rəu) adjective
1. (of a person) very careful; attending to every detail. a thorough worker.
2. (of a task etc) done with a suitably high level of care, attention to detail etc. His work is very thorough.
3. complete; absolute. a thorough waste of time.
ˈthoroughly adverb
1. with great care, attending to every detail. She doesn't do her job very thoroughly.
2. completely. He's thoroughly stupid/bored.
ˈthoroughness noun
care; attention to detail.
ˈthoroughfare (-feə) noun
1. a public road or street. Don't park your car on a busy thoroughfare.
2. (the right of) passage through. A sign on the gate said `No Thoroughfare'.
References in classic literature ?
Buggies and wagons almost filled the narrow thoroughfare.
The flour pan in which their daily bread was mixed stood on the rude table side by side with the "prospecting pans," half full of gold washed up from their morning's work; the front windows of the newer tenements looked upon the one single thoroughfare, but the back door opened upon the uncleared wilderness, still haunted by the misshapen bulk of bear or the nightly gliding of catamount.
Some malevolent spirit, doing his utmost to drive Hepzibah mad, unrolled before her imagination a kind of panorama, representing the great thoroughfare of a city all astir with customers.
Half an hour after we were on our way to London, through pleasant lanes and country roads, until we came into the great London thoroughfare, on which we traveled steadily, till in the twilight we reached the great city.
Now, the road, in fact, was an old one, that had formerly been a thoroughfare to the river, but abandoned for many years after the laying of the new pike.
It is the body of which roads are the arms and legs--a trivial or quadrivial place, the thoroughfare and ordinary of travelers.
In the town were some substantial windowless houses of stone scattered among a wilderness of thatched cabins; the streets were mere crooked alleys, and un- paved; troops of dogs and nude children played in the sun and made life and noise; hogs roamed and rooted contentedly about, and one of them lay in a reeking wallow in the middle of the main thoroughfare and suckled her family.
The woman led her to the great thoroughfare of shops close at hand, called Lambeth Walk.
A small, dim, crooked shop, kept in a tortuous, up-hill thoroughfare, by a small, dim, crooked man.
It was a warm, dusty evening, just the time when, in the great main thoroughfare out of which that by-way turned, there was a temporary lull in the eternal tread of feet upon the pavement, and a strong red sunshine.
God order it as he may," said Sancho Panza, and helping him to rise got him up again on Rocinante, whose shoulder was half out; and then, discussing the late adventure, they followed the road to Puerto Lapice, for there, said Don Quixote, they could not fail to find adventures in abundance and variety, as it was a great thoroughfare.
Retreating into the shadows of a doorway she awaited the coming of the cavalcade which shortly entered the avenue, breaking its formation and thronging the thoroughfare from wall to wall.