throughout

preposition
through·out | \thrü-ˈau̇t \

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 & Antonyms for throughout

Synonyms: Preposition

about, across, around, over, round, through

Synonyms: Adverb

all over, everyplace, everywhere, far and wide, high and low

Antonyms: Adverb

nowhere

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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

Bring a picnic lunch (or purchase a bite at the Museum’s FoodShed) and join outdoor lunchtime concerts at Cadence Amphitheatre throughout the summer. SFChronicle.com, "Kids listings," 12 July 2018 For those of us who remember having more acne than friends in junior high, Bo Burnham's poignant coming-of-age comedy (in theaters Friday in New York and Los Angeles, expanding nationwide throughout the summer) will feel all too real. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "Why that disturbing #MeToo moment in 'Eighth Grade' has everyone talking," 12 July 2018 The lamentations kept pouring in throughout the evening, including from the national Democratic campaign committees, MoveOn, Tom Steyer, and other political opportunists. Karl Rove, WSJ, "Whom Do Red-State Democrats Fear Most?," 11 July 2018 Also, take a peek at all the Cockeysville Rec Council has to offer, as some programs are registering now for the fall in addition to the many programs that are running throughout the summer. Melissa Whatley, baltimoresun.com, "Tristin Forby given Rec Council's cherished Spirit award," 11 July 2018 The building was evacuated as responders continued to investigate throughout the evening, the fire department said. Ruth Bruno, courant.com, "Simsbury Stop & Shop Evacuated, Fire Department Investigates," 10 July 2018 Guided tours throughout the evening inspired guests to support the board's fundraising efforts. Candace Jordan, chicagotribune.com, "Devil's Ball fires up support for Auditorium Theatre," 10 July 2018 In addition to the abundance of fun activities available throughout the evening, a number of food trucks and a bar will also be on hand to serve water, soda, wine and beer. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Dance the night away at Hartland's annual street dance July 21," 9 July 2018 DeGraw said the number of people without power could fluctuate throughout the evening as crews assessed the damage Valleywide, and said that customers could check the outage map for the most up-to-date outage information. Brieanna J Frank, azcentral, "Nearly 100,000 without power in the Valley after severe storm," 9 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

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 Crawford, a traditional right-hander who fought southpaw most of the bout, dominated from the start, using both hands to pepper Horn throughout. W.g. Ramirez, Houston Chronicle, "Terence Crawford scores TKO over Jeff Horn, wins WBO welterweight title," 10 June 2018 The property has a pool surrounded by gardens, the original art deco 50’s architecture and local art throughout. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY, "Retro motels make a chic comeback," 18 June 2018 Our skipper, Derek Gordon, smiles coolly throughout, as if this is a leisurely walk in a manicured English garden on a balmy summer evening. Neel Mukherjee, New York Times, "A Veritable No Man’s Land, Off the Coast of Scotland," 7 May 2018 Although, there is some political commentary sprinkled throughout, as disparaging feminist bookstore owners Toni and Candace hatch a plan to open a women's health clinic. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "Quirky 'Portlandia,' with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, heads for the exits with a jam session," 18 Jan. 2018 Love struggled throughout but buried those two shots when James was sitting. Tim Bontemps, chicagotribune.com, "For once, LeBron James' supporting cast makes all the difference for Cavaliers," 30 Apr. 2018 Whatever the case, there is some original fare sprinkled throughout, as well, but this looks awfully familiar. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "Remakes, sequels and oddities: A list of 2018's summer movies," 26 Apr. 2018 The quarterback situation was a roller coaster throughout, as the 2017 season showed. Nick Baumgardner, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan football Amazon documentary a story of struggle, relationships," 6 Apr. 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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throughout

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of throughout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in or to every part

: from the beginning to the end : during the whole time or situation

throughout

preposition

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

: in or to every part of (something)

: during an entire (situation or period of time)

throughout

adverb
through·out | \thrü-ˈau̇t \

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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