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thor·ough

 (thûr′ō, thŭr′ō)
adj.
1. Exhaustively complete: a thorough search.
2. Painstakingly accurate or careful: thorough research.
3. Absolute; utter: a thorough pleasure.
prep. & adv. Archaic
Variant of through.

[Middle English thorow, through, thorough, from Old English thuruh, from end to end, through; see terə- in Indo-European roots.]

thor′ough·ly adv.
thor′ough·ness n.

thorough

(ˈθʌrə)
adj
1. carried out completely and carefully: a thorough search.
2. (prenominal) utter: a thorough bore.
3. painstakingly careful: my work is thorough.
[Old English thurh; related to Old Frisian thruch, Old Saxon thuru, Old High German duruh; see through]
ˈthoroughly adv
ˈthoroughness n

Thorough

(ˈθʌrə)
n
(Historical Terms) thoroughgoing policy, as adopted in England by Strafford and Laud during the reign of Charles I

thor•ough

(ˈθɜr oʊ, ˈθʌr oʊ)

adj.
1. executed without negligence or omissions: a thorough search.
2. complete; perfect; utter: thorough enjoyment.
3. extremely attentive to accuracy and detail; painstaking: a thorough worker.
4. having full command or mastery of an art, talent, etc.
5. extending or passing through.
adv., prep.
6. Archaic. through.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English thuruh, variant of thurh through]
thor′ough•ly, adv.
thor′ough•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thorough - painstakingly careful and accurate; "our accountant is thorough"; "thorough research"
careful - exercising caution or showing care or attention; "they were careful when crossing the busy street"; "be careful to keep her shoes clean"; "did very careful research"; "careful art restorers"; "careful of the rights of others"; "careful about one's behavior"
2.thorough - performed comprehensively and completely; "an exhaustive study"; "made a thorough search"; "thoroughgoing research"
complete - having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set of the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"

thorough

adjective
2. careful, conscientious, painstaking, efficient, meticulous, exhaustive, scrupulous, assiduous The men were expert, thorough and careful.
careful careless, sloppy, lackadaisical
3. complete, total, absolute, utter, perfect, entire, pure, sheer, outright, downright, unqualified, out-and-out, unmitigated, arrant, deep-dyed (usually derogatory) I was a thorough little academic snob.
complete partial, superficial, incomplete, imperfect

thorough

adjective
1. Covering all aspects with painstaking accuracy:
2. Characterized by attention to detail:
Translations
تام، شامِلدَقيقدَقِيقمُخْلِص في عَمَلِه
důkladnýnaprostýpečlivýsvědomitýúplný
grundigomhyggeligfuldstændig
perusteellinenhuolellinenperinpohjainen
temeljit
gagnger, ítarlegurítarlegurnákvæmur
徹底的な
철저한
cītīgsgalīgskārtīgspamatīgspilnīgs
starostlivý
temeljit
grundlig
ละเอียดถี่ถ้วน
baştanbaşaçok dikkatlieksiksiztam anlamıylatitiz
kỹ lưỡng

thorough

[ˈθʌrə] ADJ
1. (= complete) [examination, search, investigation] → riguroso, minucioso; [training] → riguroso, a fondo; [knowledge, understanding] → profundo, sólido
to give sth a thorough clean/washlimpiar/lavar algo bien or a fondo
the room needed a thorough cleanla habitación necesitaba una buena limpieza or una limpieza a fondo
to have a thorough grounding in sthtener una base sólida en algo
2. (= meticulous) [person, teacher] → concienzudo, meticuloso
to be thorough in doing sthhacer algo a conciencia, ser meticuloso a la hora de hacer algo
3. (as intensifier) (= complete, total) it was a thorough waste of timeera una pérdida de tiempo absoluta or total
to make a thorough nuisance of o.sdar la lata a base de bien
he made a thorough fool of himselfhizo un ridículo espantoso
he gave them a thorough wallopingles dio una buena zurra
it's a thorough disgracees un verdadero escándalo

thorough

[ˈθʌrə] adj
(= exhaustive) [search] → minutieux/euse; [knowledge, research] → approfondi(e); [investigation, survey] → approfondi(e); [work] → consciencieux/euse; [cleaning] → à fond
(= meticulous) [person] → minutieux/euse
She's very thorough → Elle est très minutieuse.
(= complete) [mess, snob] → complet/ète

thorough

adjgründlich; knowledge alsoumfassend, solide; contempt alsobodenlos; successvoll, durchschlagend; fool, rascalausgemacht; to do a thorough jobgründliche Arbeit leisten; to have/get a thorough grounding in somethingeine solide Basis in etw haben/bekommen; to be thorough in doing somethingetw gründlich machen; she’s a thorough nuisancesie ist wirklich eine Plage; it’s a thorough nuisancedas ist wirklich lästig

thorough

:
thorough bass
n (Mus) → Generalbass m
thoroughbred
nreinrassiges Tier; (= horse)Vollblut(pferd) nt, → Vollblüter m
adjreinrassig; thorough horseVollblut(pferd) nt; thorough dogRassehund m
thoroughfare
nDurchfahrts- or Durchgangsstraße f; it’s the most famous thorough of this townes ist die berühmteste Straße dieser Stadt; this isn’t a public thoroughdas ist keine öffentliche Verkehrsstraße; “no thorough (cul-de-sac) → „Sackgasse“; (not open to public) → Durchfahrt verboten
thoroughgoing
adj changesgründlich; revisiongrundlegend, tief greifend; measure, reformdurchgreifend; believereingefleischt; to be a thorough professionaldurch und durch Profi sein; he is a thorough rascaler ist ein Spitzbube durch und durch

thorough

[ˈθʌrə] adj (work, worker) → preciso/a, accurato/a; (search) → minuzioso/a; (examination, knowledge, research) → approfondito/a; (cleaning) → a fondo; (complete, attr only, idiot, scoundrel) → vero/a
she has a thorough knowledge of the subject → ha una profonda conoscenza in materia
he's a thorough rascal → è una canaglia matricolata, è un vero mascalzone

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'.

thorough

دَقِيق důkladný grundig gründlich ενδελεχής concienzudo perusteellinen minutieux temeljit completo 徹底的な 철저한 grondig grundig gruntowny minucioso доскональный grundlig ละเอียดถี่ถ้วน baştanbaşa kỹ lưỡng 彻底的

thorough

a. completo-a, minucioso-a, acabado-a;
adv. completamente, minuciosamente, a fondo.
References in classic literature ?
The hurry of the times, the loading and discharging organization of the docks, the use of hoisting machinery which works quickly and will not wait, the cry for prompt despatch, the very size of his ship, stand nowadays between the modern seaman and the thorough knowledge of his craft.
And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity--through him all things fall.
I guess no, I think you are right about being thorough, for I used to understand a great deal better when papa taught me a few lessons than when Miss Power hurried me through so many.
The Germans," she said, "are too thorough, and this is all very well sometimes, but at other times it does not do.
But you must be a thorough whaleman, to see these sights; and not only that, but if you wish to return to such a sight again, you must be sure and take the exact intersecting latitude and longitude of your first stand-point, else so chance-like are such observations of the hills, that your precise, previous stand-point would require a laborious re-discovery; like the Solomon islands, which still remain incognita, though once high-ruffed Mendanna trod them and old Figuera chronicled them.
Pinocchio became very thoughtful and, forgetting his good manners altogether, he pulled a hand out of his pocket and gave his head a thorough scratching.
I let him take the helm, while the rest began a thorough search, all keeping abreast, with lanterns.
Johnson, planning a far more thorough work, contracted to do it for L1575--scanty pay for himself and his copyists, the more so that the task occupied more than twice as much time as he had expected, over seven years.
Well," he said, "I thought I was pretty quick, and our John quicker still, but you do beat all I ever saw for being quick and thorough at the same time.
It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda"; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language.
They moved quickly, following my smallest gesture, and they gave him the look of a very thorough rogue.
He had found Lydgate, for whom he had the sincerest respect, under circumstances which claimed his thorough and frankly declared sympathy; and the reason why, in spite of that claim, it would have been better for Will to have avoided all further intimacy, or even contact, with Lydgate, was precisely of the kind to make such a course appear impossible.