thoroughfare
noun Date: 14th century 1. a way or place for passage: as a. a street open at both ends b. a main road 2. a. passage, transit b. the conditions necessary for passing through

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
(free from obstruction), , ,


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  • Thoroughfare — Thor ough*fare , n. [AS. [thorn]urhfaru.] 1. A passage through; a passage from one street or opening to another; an unobstructed way open to the public; a public road; hence, a frequented street. [1913 Webster] A large and splendid thoroughfare.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thoroughfare — index causeway Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • thoroughfare — late 14c., passage or way through, from THOROUGH (Cf. thorough) + FARE (Cf. fare) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thoroughfare — ► NOUN ▪ a road or path forming a route between two places …   English terms dictionary

  • thoroughfare — [thʉr′ōfer΄, thʉr′əfer΄] n. [ME thurghfare: see THROUGH & FARE] 1. a way through or passage through 2. a public street open at both ends; esp., such a street through which there is much traffic; highway; main road …   English World dictionary

  • thoroughfare — UK [ˈθʌrəˌfeə(r)] / US [ˈθʌrəˌfer] noun [countable] Word forms thoroughfare : singular thoroughfare plural thoroughfares formal a main road through a place a busy city centre thoroughfare traffic on the town s main thoroughfare …   English dictionary

  • thoroughfare — n. a busy, crowded thoroughfare * * * [ θʌrəfeə] crowded thoroughfare a busy …   Combinatory dictionary

  • thoroughfare — thor|ough|fare [ˈθʌrəfeə US ˈθʌroufer, ˈθʌrə ] n [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: thorough through, from end to end ( THOROUGH) + fare way, journey ( FARE1)] 1.) the main road through a place such as a city or village ▪ The motel was off the main… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thoroughfare — thor|ough|fare [ θʌrə,fer ] noun count a main road through a place: a busy downtown thoroughfare traffic on the town s main thoroughfare …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thoroughfare — [[t]θʌ̱rəfeə(r), AM θɜ͟ːroʊ [/t]] thoroughfares N COUNT: usu supp N A thoroughfare is a main road in a town or city which usually has shops along it and a lot of traffic. [FORMAL] ...a busy thoroughfare …   English dictionary

  • thoroughfare — noun 1 (C) the main road through a place such as a city or village: The motel was off the main thoroughfare. 2 no thoroughfare a written sign used to tell people that they cannot go on a particular road or path …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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