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throughout

preposition through·out \ thrü-ˈau̇t \

Definition of throughout

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

Examples of throughout in a Sentence

  1. The company has stores throughout the United States and Canada.

  2. She has traveled throughout the world.

  3. His supporters remained loyal throughout his difficulties.

  4. Throughout her life, she has suffered with the disease.

  5. It rained throughout the day.

First Known Use of throughout

13th century

throughout Synonyms

Synonyms
about, across, over, round, through, around
Related Words
on

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throughout

adverb

Definition of throughout

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

Examples of throughout in a Sentence

  1. The house is painted white throughout.

  2. The house has wood floors throughout.

  3. He had a difficult year, but his supporters remained loyal throughout.

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First Known Use of throughout

13th century

throughout Synonyms

Synonyms
around, over, round, through
Antonyms
nowhere
Related Words
every which way; right and left

THROUGHOUT Defined for English Language Learners

throughout

adverb

Definition of throughout for English Language Learners

  • : in or to every part

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


throughout

preposition

Definition of throughout for English Language Learners

  • : in or to every part of (something)

  • : during an entire (situation or period of time)


THROUGHOUT Defined for Kids

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throughout

adverb through·out \ thrü-ˈau̇t \

Definition of throughout for Students

1 :everywhere
  • The apartments are of one color throughout.
2 :from beginning to end
  • He remained loyal throughout.

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throughout

preposition

Definition of throughout for Students

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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