Definition of Through

1. Adjective. Having finished or arrived at completion. "Almost through with his studies"

Exact synonyms: Done, Through With
Similar to: Finished

2. Adverb. From beginning to end. "Read this book through"

3. Adjective. (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes. "Through traffic"
Similar to: Direct

4. Adverb. Over the whole distance. "This bus goes through to New York"

5. Adverb. To completion. "Think this through very carefully!"

6. Adverb. In diameter. "This cylinder measures 15 inches through"

7. Adverb. Throughout the entire extent. "Boards rotten through and through"
Exact synonyms: Through And Through

Definition of Through

1. prep. 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. adv. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through.

3. a. 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.

Definition of Through

1. Preposition. From one side of an opening to the other. ¹

2. Preposition. Entering, then later exiting. ¹

3. Preposition. Surrounded by (while moving). ¹

4. Preposition. By means of. ¹

5. Preposition. (North America) To and including, with all intermediate numbers. ¹

6. Adjective. Passing from one side of an object to the other. ¹

7. Adjective. Finished; complete ¹

8. Adjective. Valueless; without a future. ¹

9. Adjective. No longer interested. ¹

10. Adjective. Proceeding from origin to destination without delay due to change of equipment. ¹

11. Adverb. From one side to the other by way of the interior. ¹

12. Adverb. From one end to the other. ¹

13. Adverb. To the end. ¹

14. Adverb. Completely. ¹

15. Adverb. Out into the open. ¹

16. Noun. A large slab of stone laid on a tomb. ¹

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Definition of Through

1. by way of [prep]

Medical Definition of Through

1. 1. 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. Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through a door; to go through an avenue. "Through the gate of ivory he dismissed His valiant offspring." (Dryden) 3. By means of; by the agency of. "Through these hands this science has passed with great applause." (Sir W. Temple) "Material things are presented only through their senses." (Cheyne) 4. Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through the country; to look through an account. 5. Among or in the midst of; used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a thicket. 6. From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as, through life; through the year. Origin: OE. Thurgh, urh, uruh, oruh, AS. Urh; akin to OS. Thurh, thuru, OFries. Thruch, D. Door, OHG. Durh, duruh, G. Durch, Goth. Airh; cf. Ir. Tri, tre, W. Trwy. 53. Cf. Nostril, Thorough, Thrill. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Through

throttle body
throttle valve
through (current term)
through-and-through laceration
through-and-through myocardial infarction
through an experiment
through and through
through ball
through drainage

Literary usage of Through

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1. Switzerland and the Adjacent Portions of Italy, Savoy, and Tyrol: Handbook by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1899)
"Bale From Bale through the ... and Bern through the Val Moutier 3. From Bale to Bienne via Olten and Soleure ... From Mels through the Weisstannen-Thal and ..."

2. School Management and School Methods by Joseph Baldwin (1897)

3. Mr. Greeley's Letters from Texas and the Lower Mississippi: To which is by Horace Greeley (1871)
"On our way down through Mississippi we made the acquaintance of Mr. HE ... Water leaking through the Levee is caught in the substantial ditches that ..."

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