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)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"

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. Jamie Davidson:

    Dogs rebound quick, really, after everything that this dog has gone through ... she's the sweetest.

  2. Matthew Vadum:

    Trump is a radical pragmatist who manages to come down on the conservative side more than the liberal side. He’s an opinionated, emotional man who is always full of energy. He enjoys being Donald Trump and all that entails. He sees things through the lens of experience and what he considers to be common sense. He calls ‘em as he sees ‘em. This leads to him changing his mind, as we’ve all seen, a lot. He’s a scrappy billionaire from humble Queens who, despite an Ivy League education, speaks with an accent some consider unsophisticated. He almost never talks about the Constitution or the Founding Fathers which infuriates many conservative intellectuals who think that he is beneath them.

  3. Anu Gaggar:

    Banks have cleaned up their books since the great financial crisis and have proven their business strength in the pandemic crisis, even at low absolute interest rates, they can make money. Strong economic and capital market activity is very pro-financial stocks. Financial strength gives them the flexibility to reward investors through dividends and share buybacks.

  4. Tallulah Bankhead:

    They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.

  5. Sunitha Thomas:

    The market is not up more because we have had some of the rally coming into it, and I think there is now a recognition that there needs to be policy follow-through on the negotiation of Brexit and also what really the details of this deal between China and the U.S. are.

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