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



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

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Preposition While Russia battled cultural wars over human rights issues and free speech, players enjoyed a safe environment throughout the Premier League season. Julia Poe, Chicago Tribune, 6 Aug. 2022 The women worked as a team throughout the season, swapping information and supporting each other. Katcy Stephan, Variety, 4 Aug. 2022 After making 29 appearances throughout Season 25, Farah Griffin will fill the conservative seat at the Hot Topics table. Joanne Rosa, ABC News, 4 Aug. 2022 Gomez learns some fresh new recipes in a beautiful Malibu beach house throughout the season. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, 3 Aug. 2022 The contact continued throughout the 2019 season and into the postseason, investigators found. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, 2 Aug. 2022 Brady was certainly a willing participant in maintaining a dialogue with the Dolphins, one of the Patriots’ biggest rivals, throughout the 2019 season. Ben Volin,, 2 Aug. 2022 Those communications began as early as August 2019 and continued throughout the 2019 season and post-season. Sun Sentinel, 2 Aug. 2022 Those communications began as early as August 2019, according to the league, and continued throughout that season and postseason. Andrew Beaton, WSJ, 2 Aug. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb The miniseries follows a slave escaping to freedom, with elements of magical realism throughout. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 14 July 2022 And throughout, a voiceover gave more of van Gogh's quotes, presenting a journey through his life, development as an artist, struggles with mental health and, ultimately, his untimely death. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 11 July 2022 Prince George still seemed to enjoy the game, smiling and chatting with his parents throughout. Stephanie Petit,, 11 July 2022 Under her watch, the orchestra fully embodied the work’s enchanting title character, singing throughout in one remarkably rich, sumptuous voice. Zachary Lewis, cleveland, 11 July 2022 It will be offered in a size range that is diverse enough to fit all body types and genderless pieces are spread throughout to provide a unisex offering. Greg Emmanuel, Essence, 8 July 2022 The screenplay, by Matt Lopez, leans bright and broad, but there are sweetly specific moments scattered throughout, from a whisper-fight over dominoes at the local social club to the frequent snatches of colloquial Spanish woven into the dialogue. Leah Greenblatt,, 15 June 2022 There were low moments throughout, but that knock — and the hustle single from Rutschman moments earlier — were a glimpse at the future. Andy Kostka, Baltimore Sun, 13 June 2022 Walks haunted Tarik Skubal throughout, especially at the beginning and the end. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 29 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of throughout


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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.



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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