throughout

preposition
through·​out | \ thrü-ˈau̇t How to pronounce throughout (audio) \

Definition of throughout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : all the way from one end to the other of : in or to every part of cities throughout the United States
2 : during the whole course or period of troubled her throughout her life

throughout

adverb

Definition of throughout (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : in or to every part : everywhere of one color throughout
2 : during the whole time or action : from beginning to end remained loyal throughout

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Synonyms for throughout

Synonyms: Preposition

Synonyms: Adverb

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Examples of throughout in a Sentence

Preposition The company has stores throughout the United States and Canada. She has traveled throughout the world. His supporters remained loyal throughout his difficulties. Throughout her life, she has suffered with the disease. It rained throughout the day. Adverb The house is painted white throughout. The house has wood floors throughout. He had a difficult year, but his supporters remained loyal throughout.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition DayPass app is another service to book single-day entry to amazing pools, famous beach clubs, rejuvenating spas and private cabanas throughout the world. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 17 July 2021 The doors officially open Saturday with a grand opening celebration, and library leaders say hype for the new $9.2 million branch is already high throughout the community. Justin L. Mack, The Indianapolis Star, 17 July 2021 But the absence of singing throughout the pandemic was tough for Allen. BostonGlobe.com, 17 July 2021 This is one stop of Paul's journey throughout Kentucky to talk more to local law enforcement. Rachel Smith, The Enquirer, 17 July 2021 The power of food to heal, to release emotions long suppressed, runs throughout Pig. Bilge Ebiri, Vulture, 16 July 2021 There were times throughout the COVID-19 pandemic when Maeghan Murdock worried about how her family -- which includes a newborn -- would keep up with all their growing financial demands. Matthew Vann, ABC News, 16 July 2021 The high heat and dry weather have led to conditions on the ground throughout the Northwest that are normally seen much later in a typical fire season. NBC News, 16 July 2021 The classic example of this regularity is the Redfield ratio—a 16:1 average proportion of nitrogen to phosphorus displayed with remarkable consistency by phytoplankton blooms throughout Earth’s oceans. Natalie Elliot, Scientific American, 16 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The home has crown molding throughout, and there’s a set of windows along one side of the kitchen that surrounds a curved alcove. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, 25 June 2021 Without giving too much away, lyrically the record takes on some dark topics, but there’s hope sprinkled throughout as well. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, 15 June 2021 As dominant as Walker Buehler has been throughout much of a 23-game unbeaten streak dating back to September 2019, the Dodgers right-hander knows his franchise record-tying mark was hardly a solo performance. Los Angeles Times, 25 June 2021 The new location will be similar to the others with a rotating lineup of 20 beers on tap, $8 beer flights of four 4-ounce pours, and a full bar and TVs scattered throughout. Chuck Blount, San Antonio Express-News, 17 June 2021 The design, aptly dubbed Project Atlas, spans a staggering 276 feet and has a throng of luxury features scattered throughout. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 9 June 2021 Plus, laying out in the sun is a perfect excuse for the blush-inducing scenes scattered throughout. USA Today, 28 May 2021 Meanwhile, teammate Cameron Payne scored a career-high 29 points as both sides traded the lead throughout. Ben Church, CNN, 23 June 2021 Both teams had ample opportunities to score throughout, but strong defense and crafty pitching kept the game tight until the last out. Randy Mcroberts, baltimoresun.com, 14 June 2021

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First Known Use of throughout

Preposition

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of throughout was in the 13th century

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18 Jul 2021

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“Throughout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throughout. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for throughout

throughout

preposition

English Language Learners Definition of throughout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in or to every part of (something)
: during an entire (situation or period of time)

throughout

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of throughout (Entry 2 of 2)

: in or to every part
: from the beginning to the end : during the whole time or situation

throughout

adverb
through·​out | \ thrü-ˈau̇t How to pronounce throughout (audio) \

Kids Definition of throughout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : everywhere The apartments are of one color throughout.
2 : from beginning to end He remained loyal throughout.

throughout

preposition

Kids Definition of throughout (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : in or to every part of We spent a year traveling throughout the country.
2 : during the whole period of It rained throughout the day.

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