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 for throughout

Synonyms: Preposition

about, across, around, over, round, through

Synonyms: Adverb

around, over, round, through

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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

Clues left throughout the world show how the arrival of Vault-Tec initially offered the community a more promising future, particularly for those attending Vault Tech University or who chose to stay in the prestigious Vault 76. Sarah Leboeuf, Ars Technica, "Two weeks in, Fallout 76 is a lonely, glitchy, flawed mess," 28 Nov. 2018 Domestic violence, unfortunately, is common throughout the world. Anna North, Vox, "At Chicago’s Mercy Hospital, domestic violence became multiple homicide. It’s part of a disturbing pattern.," 21 Nov. 2018 There’s much more throughout, especially digital media, much more attitude. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why the New York Times won’t sell itself to a billionaire," 5 Nov. 2018 Roast until salmon is just opaque throughout, 10 to 12 minutes. Anna Helm Baxter, Good Housekeeping, "Roasted Salmon with Tomatoes and Green Beans," 24 Oct. 2018 Storage is found throughout, with full extension drawers and fancy aluminum trim. Megan Barber, Curbed, "Glamorous vintage camper is your midcentury dream home on wheels," 18 Oct. 2018 According to Timothy Hawking, Hawking's son, this new book pulls together themes Hawking has touched on throughout his career in popular science — not to mention in discussions at the dinner table. Sarah Lewin, Space.com, "Stephen Hawking's Children and Colleagues Discuss Physicist's Final Book, Legacy," 17 Oct. 2018 This incident rate has steadily declined throughout Windows 10's life. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Windows 10 October 2018 Update is back, this time without deleting your data," 13 Nov. 2018 Thank you very much Glamour, but thanks to all women who are finally stepping up and making their voices heard bc that voice has been missing throughout my life. Glamour, "97-Year-Old Betty Reid Soskin: 'I Helped to Create the Future I'm Privileged to Now Be Living In'," 12 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

Skintight cycling-style silhouettes and sheeny elastic materials gave this collection an active feel that ran throughout. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water," 25 Sep. 2018 And that flooding and might stay throughout much of this coming week. Fox News, "Coast Guard commandant talks Florence rescue efforts," 14 Sep. 2018 Not only are the trees and plants gorgeous to explore, but the garden is part of the National Museum of Natural History (Muséum Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle) so there are multiple exhibition spaces throughout, as well as a zoo. Melissa Liebling-goldberg, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Paris Walking Tours," 3 Mar. 2018 The motion picture's soundtrack is absolutely loaded with superstar assists throughout, as Future Hendrix utilizes his deep industry ties to make for some fascinating collaborations. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "Future Unveils Tracklist for 'Superfly' Soundtrack, Feat. Miguel & Lil Wayne," 1 June 2018 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

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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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