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

about, across, around, over, round, through

Synonyms: Adverb

around, over, round, through

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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

The 68 positions that are being reduced are throughout multiple departments. Anchorage Daily News, "Full text and video of Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s June 28 news conference announcing more than $400 million in budget vetoes," 13 July 2019 Rain had been steady throughout the quarterfinal round when a deluge began late in the games. Dennis Victory, al, "Inclement weather ends Hoover City Elite 7-on-7 tournament," 13 July 2019 The collection will be available throughout the US, France, and Germany, places where customers can use one-day and two-day shipping. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartzy, "Lady Gaga is Amazon’s golden ticket to beauty domination," 10 July 2019 While Riske largely opted for low, angular shots throughout the match, Williams won with power and a few well-placed drop shots late in the third set. Tom Schad, USA TODAY, "Serena Williams withstands surge from Alison Riske to reach Wimbledon semifinals," 9 July 2019 Multiple players went down with knocks and bruises throughout the match. Alicia Delgallo, Pro Soccer USA, "USWNT wins 4th World Cup title, takes down Netherlands 2-0," 8 July 2019 Members of the American Outlaws supporters club led chants and cheers throughout the match via a drum and a megaphone. Andrew Dyer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Soccer fans swarm Petco Park early Sunday to cheer Team USA in the Women’s World Cup," 7 July 2019 The family-friendly shows continue throughout the summer and feature food vendors, beverages for all ages, a car cruise-in on several dates and nearby playground equipment. cleveland.com, "Broadview Heights summer concert series showcases new amphitheater, offers family fun," 6 July 2019 Refresh this page throughout the match for live updates and analysis from Enquirer FC Cincinnati beat reporter Pat Brennan (@PBrennanENQ). Pat Brennan, Cincinnati.com, "FC Cincinnati hangs on for 3-2 win against Houston Dynamo," 6 July 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

An array of bright, punchy colors were interspersed throughout, as seen in a fuchsia jacket and minidress as well as an orange skirt suit. Sylvia & Julia Haghjoo, Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: Chanel Haute Couture's Show in Photos," 3 July 2019 Directed by: Lars Klevberg Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman Rated: R for bloody horror violence, and language throughout. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "Review: ‘Child’s Play’ isn’t scary, but it might inspire existential tech detox," 20 June 2019 All throughout, most of American Horror Story’s regular cast members are playing multiple characters — either reprising roles from previous seasons, playing new characters introduced in Apocalypse, or both. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "American Horror Story: Apocalypse was somehow both absolutely nuts and largely forgettable," 18 Nov. 2018 Skintight cycling-style silhouettes and sheeny elastic materials gave this collection an active feel that ran throughout. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water," 25 Sep. 2018 And that flooding and might stay throughout much of this coming week. Fox News, "Coast Guard commandant talks Florence rescue efforts," 14 Sep. 2018 Not only are the trees and plants gorgeous to explore, but the garden is part of the National Museum of Natural History (Muséum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle) so there are multiple exhibition spaces throughout, as well as a zoo. Melissa Liebling-goldberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Paris Walking Tours," 3 Mar. 2018 The motion picture's soundtrack is absolutely loaded with superstar assists throughout, as Future Hendrix utilizes his deep industry ties to make for some fascinating collaborations. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Future Unveils Tracklist for 'Superfly' Soundtrack, Feat. Miguel & Lil Wayne," 1 June 2018 It's expected to last throughout much of the day and could dampen parade plans, with minor street flooding in low-lying areas. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Flash flood warnings in place as soggy 4th of July forecast set to rain on parades across SE Texas," 4 July 2018

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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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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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