throughout

1 of 2

preposition

through·​out thrü-ˈau̇t How to pronounce throughout (audio)
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

2 of 2

adverb

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

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
Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general on-sale beginning on March 1 at 10 a.m. local time on jellyroll615.com. Marcus K. Dowling, USA TODAY, 24 Feb. 2024 Along with high winds, rain showers have also been persistent throughout the day. The Courier-Journal, 23 Feb. 2024 Additional presales will run throughout the week ahead of the general sale beginning on Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. local time at LiveNation.com. Katie Wiseman, The Indianapolis Star, 23 Feb. 2024 Your character Jadis has done some questionable things throughout her time on the show. Alex Ritman, Variety, 23 Feb. 2024 And though McCoy’s personal life was hinted at only fleetingly throughout the series, the character clearly wrestled with private demons (including a proclivity for affairs with his glamorous assistant district attorneys). Meredith Blake, Los Angeles Times, 23 Feb. 2024 Sustainability professionals no longer simply reside in the function itself but throughout the organization. Robert G. Eccles, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 There was also a Kansas City Chiefs celebration package which ran which was filled of footage of Swift watching and reacting to games throughout the season, including footage of her kissing Kelce on the field after a win. Jaden Thompson, Variety, 11 Feb. 2024 Which is systemic antisemitism throughout the UNRWA-run education system and a decades-long record of contributing to more racist intolerance and violence, rather than ending it. Benjamin Weinthal, Fox News, 11 Feb. 2024
Adverb
While the Blazer has soft-touch surfaces throughout, the Honda has a lot of hard plastic including on that wide center console. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 Decorated in light hues and brightly lit throughout, the five-bedroom, 5-bathroom retreat spans 3,765 square feet of living space over two levels. David Caraccio, Sacramento Bee, 22 Feb. 2024 Contains marijuana use and smoking throughout, some violence, and brief strong language. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2024 Averno led his match throughout but got turned by Haughey and was pinned, leading to an eruption from the Gilman faithful. Mike Frainie, Baltimore Sun, 11 Feb. 2024 Featuring journal entries throughout, The Girls also details Zimmerman’s relationships with varied stars, including Lily Tomlin, Sandra Bernhard, Lauren Graham, Alexis Bledel and the Golden Girls cast. Lexy Perez, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 Feb. 2024 The ironing board’s cover has three clearly delineated zones but is smooth throughout. Sharon Brandwein, Southern Living, 6 Feb. 2024 The performance was complete with blue stage lights and plenty of group choreography throughout. Ingrid Vasquez, Peoplemag, 5 Feb. 2024 Over the course of their relationship, Capote and Dunphy experienced highs and lows together, but throughout, Dunphy was a constant and stabilizing presence in Capote's life. Cady Lang, TIME, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Preposition

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of throughout was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Throughout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throughout. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

throughout

1 of 2 adverb
through·​out thrü-ˈau̇t How to pronounce throughout (audio)
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

throughout

2 of 2 preposition
1
: in or to every part of
throughout the house
2
: during the whole time of
throughout the evening

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