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 Delivering performances both profound and eccentric, the actress has refused to be pinned down or defined throughout her nearly half-century career. Frank Bruni Photographs By Craig Mcdean, New York Times, "Sigourney Weaver," 19 Oct. 2020 That same year Hess was named Officer of the Year by the Police Benevolent Association of the Pleasantville Police Department for his dignity and professionalism since the shooting and throughout his career. Matt Spillane, USA TODAY, "You know George Floyd and Breonna Taylor's stories. 10 years after his death, you should also know DJ Henry's.," 18 Oct. 2020 That debate is playing out in regulatory commissions throughout the U.S. as states and utilities promote wider adoption of electric vehicles. Rebecca Elliott, WSJ, "Spread of Electric Cars Sparks Fights for Control Over Charging," 17 Oct. 2020 Smith has chosen his words carefully throughout his career, leading more by modeling good work habits than delivering rousing speeches. Ben Goessling, Star Tribune, "Vikings safety Harrison Smith won't settle for anything short of a victory," 17 Oct. 2020 Smith, who owns several homes throughout the U.S., now lives in Austin, Texas. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, "Austin billionaire Robert Smith’s cooperation led to largest U.S. tax fraud case against fellow Texan," 16 Oct. 2020 The move comes during a year that has seen statues and monuments of historical figures toppled throughout the U.S., amid a call against racial injustice following the death of George Floyd in police custody back in May. David Aaro, Fox News, "San Francisco may change 'inappropriate' names of 44 city schools, including Washington and Lincoln: report," 16 Oct. 2020 And throughout it all, nearly every single dramatic detail played out in the global press. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "A Timeline of Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s Tumultuous, Tragic Relationship," 15 Oct. 2020 The rapper-turned-actor has been outspoken about racial injustice and White supremacy throughout his career. Leah Asmelash, CNN, "From N.W.A. to MAGA: Ice Cube takes some heat for working with the Trump administration," 15 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb These can be offered in bullet form, at the end of the salad, or scattered throughout. Natasha Vaynblat, The New Yorker, "Word-Salad Recipe for Your Upcoming Corporate Meeting," 9 Oct. 2020 When the collection started, large cameras on rollers moved up and down throughout. Thomas Adamson, Star Tribune, "Chanel celebrates cinema industry to cap Paris Fashion Week," 6 Oct. 2020 Trump has, throughout, acted as if his political future is more important than the safety of the country. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Of Course Donald Trump Got Covid-19," 2 Oct. 2020 The wires run throughout to heat the entire blanket – quite quickly too! Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, "7 Best Electric Blankets to Keep You Warm and Cozy All Night Long," 1 Oct. 2020 Thompson dual-threat QB Conner Harrell, who recently picked up his first SEC offer from Tennessee, leads a dynamic offense with future college stars throughout. Dennis Victory, al, "5 high school football games to watch in the Birmingham area for Week 5," 15 Sep. 2020 The Duffel Pack is made with tough, tear-resistant nylon, and padding throughout—including in a dedicated laptop sleeve—helps protect your things. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, "The Best Travel Bags for Keeping Your Stuff Safe and Secure," 11 Sep. 2020 Another prominent design element are the many Beaumont Mood lights throughout. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "1967 Windcrest home renovated, redecorated into ode to mid-century modern design — and Tammy Faye Baker," 1 Sep. 2020 So while the Staccato dresser is an original (as is the gondola sofa in the master and the credenza in the living room), there are also plenty of reproductions scattered throughout. Richard A. Marini, ExpressNews.com, "1967 Windcrest home renovated, redecorated into ode to mid-century modern design — and Tammy Faye Baker," 1 Sep. 2020

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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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Last Updated

21 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Throughout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throughout. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for throughout

throughout

preposition
How to pronounce throughout (audio)

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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