Crossword clues for thoroughfare
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Thoroughfare \Thor"ough*fare`\, n. [AS. [thorn]urhfaru.]
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.
A large and splendid thoroughfare.
A passing or going through; passage. [R.]
[Made] Hell and this world -- one realm, one continent Of easy thoroughfare.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. 1 (context now rare except in phrases English) A passage; a way through. 2 A road open at both ends or connecting one area with another; a highway or main street.
n. a public road from one place to another
A thoroughfare is a transportation route connecting one location to another. On land a thoroughfare may refer to anything from a multi- lane highway with grade separated junctions, to a rough trail. Thoroughfares used by a variety of traffic, such as cars on roads and highways. On water a thoroughfare may refer to a strait, channel or waterway. The term may also refer to access to a route, distinct from the route itself. In other words thoroughfare may refer to the legal right to use a particular way.
Usage examples of "thoroughfare".
At the end of the chief thoroughfare flowed a deep and rapid brook, an affluent of the Coango, in the dry bed of which the royal grave was to be formed.
The brawny one instantly ran down the thoroughfare, stomping and making his presence known.
After speeding recklessly for twenty minutes through winding country roads lined with horse farms, commercial areas, and suburban housing tracts, Joel overshot Old Country Road, a main east-west thoroughfare.
Ahead of them was a busy Venetian street that crossed the canal by a gentle slope of bridge, a main thoroughfare all of twelve feet in width, lined with shops, above which flower boxes and shuttered windows rose to three or four tight stories.
Beneath me passed a broad gray thoroughfare, heavy with traffic, then a block of flat-roofed garages, a narrow street, a slab of shingle, a curve of the Thames, a wharf and steelyard, another street.
Moved, all three at once, by the same instinctive desire to know what was going on, Theos, Sah-luma, and Zabastes sprang from their different places in the room, and hurried out on the marble terrace, dashing aside the silken awnings as they went in order the better to see the open glimpses of the city thoroughfares that lay below.
The map that Wally Blum scribbled leads the Tranny Man and his pet up narrow cobblestone thoroughfares where trucks lurch loud between chuckholes.
Shakespeare himself--how long they slept unawakened, though they were in broad daylight and on the public thoroughfares all the time.
And he too rushed down the stairs, and made all the haste he could across the Vintry wharf after Sir Jocelyn, who was hurrying up a narrow thoroughfare communicating with Thames Street.
The enormous thoroughfares of the spiral arms were apparently bent a bit more than they really ought to be, a consequence of the remoteness of their outward portions from Michel, who therefore saw them at different times in the agelong cycle of rotation.
Once out, Apolline had demanded to take a tour of the city, and had followed her nose to the busiest thoroughfare she could find, its pavements crammed with shoppers, children and dead-beats.
They wore nothing but loincloths, and their massive, smooth bodies towered over her as she walked beside Arion down what appeared the main thoroughfare.
And there on the right, the only commercial establishment permitted to function along the entire length of that exclusive thoroughfare, Crionet Chocolatier purveyed miraculous confections beyond the artistic range of even the best Exalted kitchens.
He had noticed, he said, that drivers sometimes traveled north on Cienega Street, although the signs indicate it is a one-way thoroughfare for southbound traffic only.
He walked fast, hunted by his fears, chattering to himself, skulking through the less frequented thoroughfares, counting the minutes that still divided him from midnight.