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.]

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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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. Manzar Ashtari:

    The more signals get sent through the pathways, the stronger they get.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    We will end the so-called war on drugs, turns out, who knew this, but it turns out, through executive order a president can legalize marijuana in every state in this country.

  3. Mike Schuets:

    They might be able to get banked for a short time, but once that bank goes through its next examination, Hawkins Guns might find itself without a bank.

  4. Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso:

    Through such supply chains, there could be direct and indirect effects on Japan.

  5. Ron Wild:

    Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child.

Images & Illustrations of through

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