thorough meaning

  • In 17th century England, Thorough was a name given by Thomas Wentworth,
  • NounPLthoroughsPREthorough-
    1. (Britain, dialect) A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water.
    2. AdjectiveCOMmore thoroughSUPmost thorough
      1. painstaking and careful not to miss or omit any detail.
        1. The Prime Minister announced a thorough investigation into the death of a father of two in police custody.
        2. He is the most thorough worker I have ever seen.
        3. The infested house needs a thorough cleansing before it will be inhabitable.
      2. utter; complete; absolute.
        1. It is a thorough pleasure to see him beg for mercy.
    3. Preposition
      1. OBS Through.
      2. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • To evaluate the cardiac safety of luseogliflozin, a thorough QT/QTc study was conducted in healthy Japanese subjects.
          • A craniotomy with cranialization of the mastoid sinus and thorough sealing of the defect in the mastoid bone was performed to prevent air from escaping through the sinus into the epidural space.
          • Solomon had a thorough contempt for slothful, slack-handed farming, and lost no opportunity of giving drowsy ignorance a view of its own deformity, and its own certain fate.

      Meaning of thorough for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "thorough" is an adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a preposition.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Adjectives
          • Nouns
            • Countable nouns
            • Prepositions
            Difficultness: Level 2
            Easy     ➨     Difficult
            Definiteness: Level 7
            Definite    ➨     Versatile
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