What does through mean?

Definitions for through
θruthrough

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  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. throughadverb

    from beginning to end

    "read this book through"

  4. throughadverb

    over the whole distance

    "this bus goes through to New York"

  5. throughadverb

    to completion

    "think this through very carefully!"

  6. throughadverb

    in diameter

    "this cylinder measures 15 inches through"

  7. 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

  1. Throughadverb

    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.

  2. Throughprep.

    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.

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. Throughadverb

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

  8. Throughadverb

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

  9. Throughadverb

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

  10. Throughadjective

    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. throughnoun

    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

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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. El Moussa:

    I just went through some pretty traumatic things in my life and honestly I was very happy being comfortable on my own and I didnt realize what I was missing until I found what I was missing, she just makes me feel really good and happy. I was sad for a very long time; I was alone for a very long time, and I feel like shes really brought me back to life, which is very, very fun to say.

  2. John Kerry:

    Obviously, the entire gas picture and fuel picture of Europe has changed overnight, it's not fun, but we've got to get through it. [ Climate change ] is not something that goes away. Because Putin invaded Ukraine doesn't mean' okay, climate is over, and we don't have to worry about it.'.

  3. Resident Juamaame Evins:

    Even though we lost everything and stuff got stolen, we can rebuild together and help each other and be each other's backbones and carry each other through this time because we need each other.

  4. James Scott:

    In an age of dynamic malware obfuscation through operations such as mutating hash, a hyper-evolving threat landscape, and technologically next generation adversaries, offensive campaigns have an overwhelming advantage over defensive strategies.

  5. Courtney Radsch:

    We don't want journalists to be fearful of reporting on issues, it's not enough to mute or block somebody, you need to know if those threats are coming through, and we need more proactive responses from the tech platforms.

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    • A. auspices
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    • C. imperviousness
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