What does Throughout mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. throughout, end-to-endadverb

    from first to last

    "the play was excellent end-to-end"

  2. passim, throughoutadverb

    used to refer to cited works


  1. throughoutadverb

    Completely through, right the way through.

  2. throughoutadverb

    In every part; everywhere

  3. throughoutadverb

    during an entire period of time

  4. throughoutpreposition

    in every part of; all through

  5. Etymology: þurh ut.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Throughoutadverb

    Everywhere; in every part.

    Subdue it, and throughout dominion hold
    Over fish of the sea and fowl of the air. John Milton.

    His youth and age
    All of a piece throughout, and all divine. Dryden.

  2. Throughoutprep.

    Quite through; in every part of.

    Etymology: through and out.

    Thus it fareth even clean throughout the whole controversy about that discipline which is so earnestly urged. Richard Hooker.

    There followed after the defeat an avoiding of all Spanish forces throughout Ireland. Francis Bacon.

    O for a clap of thunder, as loud
    As to be heard throughout the universe,
    To tell the world the fact, and to applaud it. Ben Jonson.

    Impartially inquire how we have behaved ourselves throughout the course of this long war. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.


  1. throughout

    Throughout is an adverb used to indicate that something happens or exists continuously or repeatedly within a particular period of time, from the beginning to the end. It suggests something that is persistent, present, or spread widely over a specific duration.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Throughout

    quite through; from one extremity to the other of; also, every part of; as, to search throughout the house

  2. Throughoutadverb

    in every part; as, the cloth was of a piece throughout

Editors Contribution

  1. throughout

    A period of time.

    Throughout their wedding day their love was so vivid, beautiful and clear for all to see.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 7, 2020  

  2. throughout

    Each facet

    The unity and solidarity is clear to see throughout the world in our collective goal of optimum health for all and human rights in order of priority

    Submitted by MaryC on February 16, 2021  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Throughout' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #839

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Throughout' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1425

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Throughout in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Throughout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Throughout in a Sentence

  1. Michael Madigan:

    I was never involved in any criminal activity. The government is attempting to criminalize a routine constituent service : job recommendations. That is not illegal, and these other charges are equally unfounded, throughout my 50 years as a public servant, I worked to address the needs of my constituents, always keeping in mind the high standards required and the trust the public placed in me. I adamantly deny these accusations and look back proudly on my time as an elected official, serving the people of Illinois.

  2. Oscar Auliq-Ice:

    Throughout history, poetry has played a crucial role in preserving cultural heritage and oral traditions.

  3. David Cannon/Getty Images:

    Just disappointment I guess, i had a great opportunity to add to that major tally, and I did n’t quite get it done. Did n’t feel like I did many things wrong. The putter just sort of went cold on me there, pretty much throughout the round. I did what I wanted to do. I played a really controlled round of golf. I did n’t take advantage of some of the holes I had been taking advantage of this week.

  4. Med Jones:

    Throughout the history, national and international conflicts can be traced to economic reasons, they can be disguised under different propaganda and may take different forms as conflicts evolve, but these forms are the effect not the cause.

  5. Broderick Sawyer:

    It's not about I don't have time, you have time for a lot of things, if we really can( practice mindfulness) throughout the day, then our mental health needs less of our energy, less of our juice.

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