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Definition of "thoroughfare" []

  • A main road or public highway. (noun)
  • A place of passage from one location to another. (noun)
  • Right to such passage. (noun)
  • A heavily traveled passage, such as a waterway, strait, or channel. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thoroughfare" in a sentence
  • "The main thoroughfare to the cemetary was lined with local people selling bread, peanuts, ice cream and flowers along with the impromptu "porch cafes" which remain as simple homes except for this one night only."
  • "Walking south down 16th Street, vendors lined the main thoroughfare with Obama-faced trinkets."
  • "During that time, the Charlottesville MPO has found reason after reason to resist moving forward with a bypass that would take through traffic off a main thoroughfare jammed with traffic lights and shopping centers."