[ thur-oh-fair, -uh-fair, thuhr- ]
/ ˈθɜr oʊˌfɛər, -əˌfɛər, ˈθʌr- /


a road, street, or the like, that leads at each end into another street.
a major road or highway.
a passage or way through: no thoroughfare.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for thoroughfare

/ (ˈθʌrəˌfɛə) /


a road from one place to another, esp a main road
way through or accessno thoroughfare
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