[ thur-oh-fair, -uh-fair, thuhr- ]
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  1. a road, street, or the like, that leads at each end into another street.

  2. a major road or highway.

  1. a passage or way through: no thoroughfare.

  2. a strait, river, or the like, affording passage.

Origin of thoroughfare

First recorded in 1350–1400, thoroughfare is from the Middle English word thurghfare.See thorough, fare

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How to use thoroughfare in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for thoroughfare


/ (ˈθʌrəˌfɛə) /

  1. a road from one place to another, esp a main road

  2. way through or access: no thoroughfare

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