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thoroughfare

[thur-oh-fair, -uh-fair, thuhr-] /ˈθɜr oʊˌfɛər, -əˌfɛər, ˈθʌr-/
noun
1.
a road, street, or the like, that leads at each end into another street.
2.
a major road or highway.
3.
a passage or way through:
no thoroughfare.
4.
a strait, river, or the like, affording passage.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English thurghfare. See thorough, fare
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Examples from the web for thoroughfares
  • Across the city, thoroughfares have been torn up to make way for new bus lanes and terminals.
  • It's close to the major thoroughfares, and there are neighborhoods in a variety of price ranges.
  • Workers remove rubble from key thoroughfares that pave the way for displaced individuals to return to their homes.
  • They walked in the public thoroughfares with veils that did not hide their faces.
  • Here was a city without a traffic light, containing thoroughfares without crosswalks.
  • thoroughfares are distinguished by their character as well as by their capacity.
  • Most families spend their summer vacations in an air-conditioned vehicle, traveling the main thoroughfares.
  • If you travel on major thoroughfares, finding diesel fuel at truck stops can be easy.
  • The hotel lies along one of the city's busiest thoroughfares, and sidewalks are available for daily walks.
  • It cast its eyes upon the roads which were growing from long troughs of liquid mud to proper thoroughfares.
British Dictionary definitions for thoroughfares

thoroughfare

/ˈθʌrəˌfɛə/
noun
1.
a road from one place to another, esp a main road
2.
way through or access: no thoroughfare
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Word Origin and History for thoroughfares

thoroughfare

n.

late 14c., "passage or way through," from thorough + fare.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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