Last modified on 9 July 2014, at 06:32

thorough

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Old English þuruh.

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

thorough (comparative more thorough, superlative most thorough)

  1. painstaking and careful not to miss or omit any detail
    The Prime Minister announced a thorough investigation into the death of a father of two in police custody.
    He is the most thorough worker I have ever seen.
    The infested house needs a thorough cleansing before it will be inhabitable.
  2. utter; complete; absolute
    It is a thorough pleasure to see him beg for mercy.
TranslationsEdit
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Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

A disyllabic form of Old English þurh (through).

PrepositionEdit

thorough

  1. (obsolete) Through. [9th-19th c.]

NounEdit

thorough (plural thoroughs)

  1. (UK, dialect) A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Halliwell to this entry?)