Through definition

thro͝o
Among or between; in the midst of.

A walk through the flowers.

preposition
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In one side and out the opposite or another side of.

Went through the tunnel.

preposition
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By way of.

Climbed in through the window.

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Over the total distance; all the way.

Drove through to their final destination.

adverb
9
3
Not necessitating changes; good for traveling without intermediate transfer.

A through ticket.

adjective
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2
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Arrived at the end; finished.

Through with an assignment.

adjective
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1
Through is defined as in at one side or end and out at another.

An example of through is a train traveling the distance of a tunnel.

preposition
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At the end of one's usefulness, resources, etc.

Through in politics.

adjective
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Through means completely or to the end.

An example of through is to see a plan all the way from its conception to its execution.

adverb
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Because of; on account of.

She succeeded through hard work. He declined the honor through modesty.

preposition
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By the means or agency of.

Bought the antique vase through a dealer.

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Into and out of the handling, care, processing, modification, or consideration of.

Her application went through our office. Run the figures through the computer.

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Throughout the whole extent or thickness; thoroughly.

Warmed the leftovers clear through; got soaked through in the rain; a letter that was shot through with the writer's personality.

adverb
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To a conclusion or an accomplishment.

See a matter through.

adverb
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Passing or extending from one end, side, or surface to another.

A through beam.

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Having finished; at completion.

She was through with the project.

adjective
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Affording transportation to a destination with few or no stops and no transfers.

A through bus; a through ticket.

adjective
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Continuing on a highway without exiting.

Through traffic; through lanes.

adjective
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Having no more use, value, or potential; washed-up.

That swimmer is through as an athlete.

adjective
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Doomed to death or destruction.
adjective
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0
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By means of.

Through her help.

preposition
1
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As a result of; because of.

Done through error.

preposition
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In the midst of.

Flying through the clouds.

preposition
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Among.

Hiking through the trees.

preposition
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From the beginning to the end or conclusion of.

To go through an experience, through the summer, went through all his provisions.

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Up to and including.

Through Friday.

preposition
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Having no further dealings, connections, etc. (with someone or something)
adjective
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Traveling to the destination without stops.

A through train.

adjective
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Continuing on without making a stop.

Through traffic.

adjective
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From one side of an opening to the other.

I went through the window.

preposition
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Entering, then later leaving.

I drove through the town at top speed without looking left or right.

preposition
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Surrounded by (while moving).

We slogged through the mud for hours before turning back and giving up.

preposition
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By means of.

This team believes in winning through intimidation.

preposition
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(North America) To (up to) and including, with all intermediate values.

From 1945 through 1991; the numbers 1 through 9; your membership is active through March 15, 2013

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Passing from one side of an object to the other.

Interstate highways form a nationwide system of through roads.

adjective
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Finished; complete.

They were through with laying the subroof by noon.

adjective
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Valueless; without a future.

After being implicated in the scandal, he was through as an executive in financial services.

adjective
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Having no further concern, dealings, or connection.

I'm through with him.

adjective
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1
Allowing continuous passage; unobstructed.

A through street.

adjective
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No longer interested.

She was through with him.

adjective
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0
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Proceeding from origin to destination without delay due to change of equipment.

The through flight through Memphis was the fastest.

adjective
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From one side to the other by way of the interior.

The arrow went straight through.

adverb
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From one end to the other.

Others slept; he worked straight through.

She read the letter through.

adverb
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To the end.

He said he would see it through.

adverb
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Completely.

Leave the yarn in the dye overnight so the color soaks through.

adverb
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0
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Out into the open.

The American army broke through at St. Lo.

adverb
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A large slab of stone laid on a tomb.
noun
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Here and there in; around.

A tour through France.

preposition
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2
From the beginning to the end of.

Stayed up through the night.

preposition
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2
At or to the end of; done or finished with, especially successfully.

We are through the initial testing period.

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2
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Past and without stopping for.

Drove through a red light.

preposition
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From one end or side to another or an opposite end or side.

Opened the door and went through.

adverb
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From beginning to end; completely.

I read the article once through.

adverb
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Extending from one place to another; allowing free passage.

A through street.

adjective
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Up to and including.

A play that runs through December; a volume that covers A through D.

preposition
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1
In one side and out the other side of; from end to end of.
preposition
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1
By way of.

A train that goes through Boston.

preposition
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1
Over the entire extent or surface of.
preposition
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1
To various places in; around.

Touring through France.

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Without making a stop for.

To go through a red light.

preposition
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1
Past the limitations or difficulties of.

To fight through all the red tape.

preposition
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1
In one side and out the other; from end to end.
adverb
0
1
From the beginning to the end.
adverb
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1
Completely to the end; to a conclusion.

To see something through.

adverb
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In every part or way; thoroughly; completely.

Soaked through.

adverb
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1
through and through
  • In every part; throughout:
    Wet through and through.
  • In every aspect; completely:
    A success through and through.
idiom
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
through
Plural:
throughs

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of through

  • Middle English thurh, through from Old English thurh terə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English *thrugh, thruch, thruh, metathetic variants of Middle English thurgh, thurh, from Old English þorh, þurh, þerh, þærh (“through, for, during, by, by means of, by use of, because of, in consequence of"), from Proto-Germanic *þerh (“through"), *þurh, from Proto-Indo-European *ter- (“through, throughout, over"). Cognate with Scots throch (“through"), West Frisian troch (“through"), Dutch door (“through"), German durch (“through"), Gothic [script?] (þaírh, “through"), Latin trans (“across, over, through"), Albanian tërthor (“through, around"), Welsh tra (“through"). See also thorough.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old English þrÅ«h

    From Wiktionary