What does THROUGH mean?
Definitions for THROUGH
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done, through, through with(p)adjective
having finished or arrived at completion
"certain to make history before he's done"; "it's a done deed"; "after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up"; "almost through with his studies"
(of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
"a through street"; "a through bus"; "through traffic"
from beginning to end
"read this book through"
over the whole distance
"this bus goes through to New York"
"think this through very carefully!"
"this cylinder measures 15 inches through"
through, through and throughadverb
throughout the entire extent
"got soaked through in the rain"; "I'm frozen through"; "a letter shot through with the writer's personality"; "knew him through and through"; "boards rotten through and through"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
You’d be so lean, that blasts of January
Would blow you through and through. William Shakespeare.
Inquire how metal may be tinged through and through, and with what, and into what colours? Francis Bacon.
Pointed satire runs him through and through. John Oldham.
To understand the mind of him that writ, is to read the whole letter through, from one end to the other. John Locke.
Every man brings such a degree of this light into the world with him, that though it cannot bring him to heaven, yet it will carry him so far, that if he follows it faithfully he shall meet with another light, which shall carry him quite through. Robert South, Sermons.
Etymology: þurh , Saxon; door, Dutch; durch, German.
He hath been so successful with common heads, that he hath led their belief through all the works of nature. Brown.
A simplicity shines through all he writes. Dryden.
Fame of th’ asserted sea through Europe blown,
Made France and Spain ambitious of his love. Dryden.
Through the gate of iv’ry he dismiss’d
His valiant offspring. John Dryden, Æn.
The same thing happened when I removed the prism out of the sun’s light, and looking through it upon the hole shining by the light of the clouds beyond it. Newton.
Through these hands this science has passed with great applause. William Temple.
Material things are presented only through their senses; they have a real influx on these, and all real knowledge of material things is conveyed into the understanding through these senses. George Cheyne, Phil. Principles.
The strong through pleasure soonest falls, the weak through smart. Fairy Queen, b. ii.
Something you may deserve of him through me. William Shakespeare.
By much slothfulness the building decayeth, and through idleness of the hands the house droppeth through. Ecclus. x.
You will not make this a general rule to debar such from preaching the gospel, as have through infirmity fallen. John Whitgift.
Some through ambition, or through thirst of gold,
Have slain their brothers, and their country sold. Dryden.
To him, to him ’tis giv’n
Passion, and care, and anguish to destroy:
Through him soft peace and plenitude of joy
Perpetual o’er the world redeem’d shall flow. Matthew Prior.
Prepositions and postpositions, together called adpositions (or broadly, in traditional grammar, simply prepositions), are a class of words used to express spatial or temporal relations (in, under, towards, before) or mark various semantic roles (of, for).A preposition or postposition typically combines with a noun phrase, this being called its complement, or sometimes object. A preposition comes before its complement; a postposition comes after its complement. English generally has prepositions rather than postpositions – words such as in, under and of precede their objects, such as in England, under the table, of Jane – although there are a few exceptions including "ago" and "notwithstanding", as in "three days ago" and "financial limitations notwithstanding". Some languages that use a different word order have postpositions instead, or have both types. The phrase formed by a preposition or postposition together with its complement is called a prepositional phrase (or postpositional phrase, adpositional phrase, etc.) – such phrases usually play an adverbial role in a sentence. A less common type of adposition is the circumposition, which consists of two parts that appear on each side of the complement. Other terms sometimes used for particular types of adposition include ambiposition, inposition and interposition. Some linguists use the word preposition in place of adposition regardless of the applicable word order.
from end to end of, or from side to side of; from one surface or limit of, to the opposite; into and out of at the opposite, or at another, point; as, to bore through a piece of timber, or through a board; a ball passes through the side of a ship
between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through a door; to go through an avenue
by means of; by the agency of
over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through the country; to look through an account
among or in the midst of; -- used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a thicket
from the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as, through life; through the year
from one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through
from beginning to end; as, to read a letter through
to the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through
going or extending through; going, extending, or serving from the beginning to the end; thorough; complete; as, a through line; a through ticket; a through train. Also, admitting of passage through; as, a through bridge
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
thrōō, prep. from end to end, or from side to side of: between the sides of: over the whole extent of: among: from beginning to end: by means of: in consequence of.—adv. from one end or side to the other: from beginning to end: to the end or purpose.—adj. clear, unobstructed, serving for an entire route.—adv. Through′-and-through, thoroughly.—ns. Through′-bolt, a bolt which passes through from side to side of what it fastens; Through′fare (Shak.), same as Thoroughfare; Through′-gang (Scot.), a thoroughfare.—adj. Through′-gang′ing, thorough-going.—n. Through-gō′ing (Scot.), a scolding.—adj. active, energetic.—adv. Through′ly (obs.) same as Thoroughly.—prep. Throughout′, through to the outside: in every part of: from one end to the other.—adv. in every part: everywhere.—ns. Through′-stone, a bonder or bond-stone in building: a grave-stone made so as to lie flat; Through′-tick′et, a ticket for the whole of a journey; Through′-traff′ic, the traffic between two centres at a distance from each other—opp. to Local traffic; Through′-train, a train which goes the whole length of a long route.—Be through, to be finished; Carry through (see Carry); Go through (see Go). [A.S. þurh; Ger. durch, Sans. tiras.]
Drunk or high to the point of almost being unconscious.
From a location to a specific location.
They went through the street hand in hand to come out at the lake and are delighted and feel love, joy and unity.
Submitted by MaryC on February 18, 2020
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'THROUGH' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #108
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'THROUGH' in Written Corpus Frequency: #192
Rank popularity for the word 'THROUGH' in Adverbs Frequency: #104
The numerical value of THROUGH in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of THROUGH in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of THROUGH in a Sentence
I just think of him... being all alone and not understanding... where mum and dad are... and that's really hard, he's been through a lot... we are the only parents he's ever known.
From day one I have encouraged Georgians with legitimate concerns about the election in their counties to pursue those claims through legal avenues, fulton County has a longstanding history of election mismanagement that has understandably weakened voters' faith in its system. Allowing this audit provides another layer of transparency and citizen engagement.
The real-time data we will be receiving through our new smart restroom technology will help us respond quicker when issues occur and gain base-line data for daily and weekly restroom usage, so we can better plan and deploy our resources, including custodians and maintenance workers, just like a physical traffic management system, these smart restrooms will allow us to do our job better and more efficiently.
Senator Sanders doesn't talk much about foreign policy, but when he does it raises concerns, sometimes it can sound like he really hasn't thought it through.
House of Cards, is Spade’s niece. In the same 1999 interview with the Boston Globe, Spade, who had five siblings, told the newspaper her father owned a construction company and her mother was a housewife. To say the least, Spade, who recalled times of rummaging through her mother’s jewelry drawer and wearing overalls around the house, never expected to one day become a fashion expert. When I was a kid, I didn't even know Chanel. I would have called it Channel.
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Translations for THROUGH
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- بواسطة, عبرArabic
- mitjançantCatalan, Valencian
- přes, skrzCzech
- gennem, igennem, på grund afDanish
- διά μέσουGreek
- per, tra, laŭ, enEsperanto
- mediante, a través deSpanish
- از طریقPersian
- kautta, läpiFinnish
- par, dans, à traversFrench
- trochWestern Frisian
- tro, trìdScottish Gaelic
- के माध्यम सेHindi
- át, végig, keresztülHungarian
- tra, perIdo
- ...을 통하여Korean
- низ, со помош на, по пат наMacedonian
- gjennom at, ved at, gjennomNorwegian
- przez, poprzezPolish
- através, pela, pelo, através de, por, por entrePortuguese
- сквозь, из-за, при помощи, через, благодаря, поRussian
- boyunca, vasitasiyla, aracılığıyla, yardımıylaTurkish
- کے ذریعےUrdu
- xuyên quaVietnamese
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