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 Now Okoro, the player labeled an offensive liability throughout an erratic first year, is one of them, joining Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball, Tyrese Maxey, Theo Maledon, Immanuel Quickley and Saddiq Bey. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Can Cleveland Cavaliers find light at end of dark rebuild tunnel like Phoenix Suns finally did?," 5 May 2021 Like all on the board, Andrews praised Oak Park staff members, many of whom have worked tirelessly throughout the last year to keep the village running. Steve Schering, chicagotribune.com, "‘The time of my life’: Outgoing Oak Park mayor, trustees recognized for their service," 5 May 2021 Uber Rent with Valet is set to launch in Washington, D.C. in May with plans to expand nationwide throughout the year. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "Uber Will Now Deliver Rental Cars Straight To Your Door," 4 May 2021 Ross writes throughout with such juice and verve that she can be forgiven for her novel’s occasional cloudiness and excesses. Washington Post, "‘Popisho’ imagines a magical realm teeming with memorable characters," 3 May 2021 The supporters on the south end were drumming throughout. Alex Vejar, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Three Points: Worrisome injuries for RSL, quality goals and fans return," 1 May 2021 With about 1,479 feet of Highway 70 frontage, this property features pecan and oak trees throughout. Dallas News, "Cindy O’Gorman presents 453.050 acres in Mead, Oklahoma," 1 May 2021 Sustainable features, including solar panels and passive solar orientation, were incorporated throughout. Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, "See the next 12 Home of the Month projects," 30 Apr. 2021 Obviously, Center Point Road and Life Changes had a lot more synthesizers and programmed grooves throughout. Jon Freeman, Rolling Stone, "Thomas Rhett Rediscovers His Country Self on the Rootsy New Album ‘Country Again’," 30 Apr. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Captains Hassan Sharief, the leading scorer for the Lightning, Daniel Cortes, a defensive stalwart, and strong midfielder Sebastian Moscoso kept team spirits high throughout, according to coach Jeffrey Harden. Brent Kennedy, baltimoresun.com, "Howard County fall JV programs navigate successful return after lengthy hiatus," 30 Apr. 2021 Muir laid waste to a good field in the women’s 1,500, rocketing to the front at the start and holding the lead throughout to win in 4:01.54. Ken Goe | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "Ollie Hoare and Laura Muir shine, Shaunae Miller-Uibo topples a stadium record at final day of Oregon Relays," 25 Apr. 2021 Many features — from the six Jeffersonian domes that top the building to the yellow steel beams scattered throughout — mimic those in other parts of the airport. Washington Post, "So long, Gate 35X: New Reagan National concourse a bright spot as travel rebounds across D.C. region," 15 Apr. 2021 The island, first purchased in 1811, has remained largely untouched, save for the few upscale private homes scattered throughout, and a few beachfront villas for adventurous travelers willing to go the extra mile for solitude and luxury. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, "I Went to Turks and Caicos During COVID-19 — Here’s What It Was Really Like," 13 Mar. 2021 Anniston led throughout, outscoring White Plains 34-18 in the first half. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, "Monday Regional Roundup: Anniston boys, girls advance to 4A state semifinals," 22 Feb. 2021 This survey took a holistic view of patient behaviors and perceptions from the start of the pandemic and throughout, with a comparative look at past consumer responses. Leela Srinivasan, Forbes, "How Agile Market Research Will Turbocharge Marketing Content In A Post-Pandemic World," 21 Apr. 2021 Add skinless salmon and gently simmer until nearly opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. Kate Merker, Country Living, "Salmon Rillettes," 29 Mar. 2021 Center Cameron Krutwig had 19 points and 12 rebounds and Lucas Williamson chipped in 14 points as the Ramblers led throughout, much of it by double digits. CBS News, "March Madness: Illinois loses to Loyola Chicago, first No. 1 seed to be ousted," 21 Mar. 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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7 May 2021

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“Throughout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throughout. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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