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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).]
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thoroughfare

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

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

noun
A course affording passage from one place to another:
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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
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thoroughfare

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

[ˈθʌrəˌfɛəʳ] nstrada transitabile
"no thoroughfare" (Brit) → "divieto di transito"
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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'.
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References in classic literature ?
All the livelong day, there is a grinding of organs and clashing and clanging of little boxes of music; for Manchester Buildings is an eel-pot, which has no outlet but its awkward mouth--a case-bottle which has no thoroughfare, and a short and narrow neck--and in this respect it may be typical of the fate of some few among its more adventurous residents, who, after wriggling themselves into Parliament by violent efforts and contortions, find that it, too, is no thoroughfare for them; that, like Manchester Buildings, it leads to nothing beyond itself; and that they are fain at last to back out, no wiser, no richer, not one whit more famous, than they went in.
The great promenade and thoroughfare, as most people know, is Broadway; a wide and bustling street, which, from the Battery Gardens to its opposite termination in a country road, may be four miles long.
Here, all was almost total darkness until his eyes became accustomed to the interior, the darkness of which was slightly alleviated by the reflected light from a distant street flare which shone intermittently through the narrow windows fronting the thoroughfare. Finally, assured that the apartment was unoccupied, Tarzan sought for a stairway to the ground floor.
The woman led her to the great thoroughfare of shops close at hand, called Lambeth Walk.
In silence, too, they traversed the by-street; and it was not until they had come into a neighbouring thoroughfare, where even upon a Sunday there were still some stirrings of life, that Mr.
For half an hour the old man held his way with difficulty along the great thoroughfare; and I here walked close at his elbow through fear of losing sight of him.
At the top of the broad thoroughfare, Thomson turned to the left through the Pall Mall Arch and passed into St.
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 Assistant Commissioner walked along a short and narrow street like a wet, muddy trench, then crossing a very broad thoroughfare entered a public edifice, and sought speech with a young private secretary (unpaid) of a great personage.
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.
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.
Boythorn continues to post tremendous placards on the disputed thoroughfare and (with his bird upon his head) to hold forth vehemently against Sir Leicester in the sanctuary of his own home; similarly, also, he defies him as of old in the little church by testifying a bland unconsciousness of his existence.