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thoroughfare   a public road from one place to another
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thoroughfare thoroughfares
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  • Next rose before her in memory`s picture-gallery, the intricate and narrow thoroughfares, the tall, grey houses, the huge cathedrals, and the public edifices, ancient in date and quaint in architecture, of a continental city; where new life had awaited her, still in connexion with the misshapen scholar: a new life, but feeding itself on time-worn materials, like a tuft of green moss on a crumbling wall.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
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Associated words [difficulty]:   thoroughfare [3]
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Architecture , Classic Literature , History
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