What does through mean?

Definitions for through
θruthrough

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word through.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. done, through, through with(p)(adj)

    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"

  2. through(a)(adverb)

    (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes

    "a through street"; "a through bus"; "through traffic"

  3. through(adverb)

    from beginning to end

    "read this book through"

  4. through(adverb)

    over the whole distance

    "this bus goes through to New York"

  5. through(adverb)

    to completion

    "think this through very carefully!"

  6. through(adverb)

    in diameter

    "this cylinder measures 15 inches through"

  7. through, through and through(adverb)

    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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Through

    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

  2. Through

    between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through a door; to go through an avenue

  3. Through

    by means of; by the agency of

  4. Through

    over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through the country; to look through an account

  5. Through

    among or in the midst of; -- used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a thicket

  6. Through

    from the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as, through life; through the year

  7. Through(adverb)

    from one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through

  8. Through(adverb)

    from beginning to end; as, to read a letter through

  9. Through(adverb)

    to the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through

  10. Through(adj)

    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

  1. Through

    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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. through(noun)

    Drunk or high to the point of almost being unconscious.

Editors Contribution

  1. through

    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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'through' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #108

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'through' in Written Corpus Frequency: #192

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'through' in Adverbs Frequency: #104

How to pronounce through?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say through in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of through in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of through in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of through in a Sentence

  1. Jason Lightle:

    I'm disappointed in the pullout of support from our teacher-led movement to secure more funding for our schools before a consensus was reached through a majority of polling efforts, i am, however, energized and motivated by the community of teachers, parents and students who have vowed to keep fighting for a better education for our children. This is a long road to recovery, and Oklahomans have actively engaged to heal our system. I look forward to the future.

  2. Jennifer Sass:

    IARC's goal was just to score the cancer hazard, that's it. They've looked at all the data and they have really convincing evidence, what this panel is trying to do is death by a thousand cuts. They're taking a good stack of evidence and starting to hack through it to try to kill it.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    We still have to break through the barriers of bigotry. African American parents shouldn’t have to worry about their children being harassed, humiliated and even shot for the color of their skin.

  4. President Trump:

    One in three women are sexually assaulted on the dangerous trek up through Mexico. Women and children are the biggest victims by far of our broken system, this is the tragic reality of illegal immigration on our southern border.

  5. Fred Allen:

    It is probably not love that makes the world go around, but rather those mutually supportive alliances through which partners recognize their dependence on each other for the achievement of shared and private goals.

Images & Illustrations of through

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