throughout

preposition
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

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

This way of thinking is the result of black women’s experiences throughout history. Jameelah Nasheed, SELF, "Strong Black Women Need Therapy, Too," 23 Apr. 2019 Cleaning up your social media profiles is important not only at the beginning of your career, but throughout it. Liz Bentley, Marie Claire, "My Boss Follows Me on Instagram — What Do I Do?," 1 Apr. 2019 According to a release, DHC has dropped into 1,200 Ulta locations throughout the U.S. The retailer whittled DHC's dozens of offerings down to 18 products that are now available on ulta.com, with five debuting in-store. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Japanese Beauty Brand DHC Is Now Sold at Ulta," 11 Mar. 2019 Kimberly-Clark announced the voluntary recall this morning, which only affects lots of regular absorbency U by Kotex Sleek tampons sold throughout the U.S. and Canada. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "Some U by Kotex Tampons Have Been Recalled for Unraveling Inside the Body," 12 Dec. 2018 And the sun will crawl across the horizon — like a sailboat skimming across a pond — throughout this incredibly short winter solstice day. Brian Resnick, Vox, "The winter solstice is incredibly beautiful in America’s northernmost city," 20 Dec. 2018 The Times has gotten more opinionated, not just in opinions but throughout. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Why the New York Times won’t sell itself to a billionaire," 5 Nov. 2018 Wendy and Al, although on different networks, have supported each other throughout the years. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "'Today' Star Al Roker Sends Words of Encouragement to Wendy Williams as She Recovers From Addiction," 20 Mar. 2019 Mentorship can also increase self confidence, boost communication skills, and enhance leadership qualities that'll benefit girls throughout their careers. Shannon Willoby, Redbook, "Why Girls Need More Mentors in STEM," 8 Mar. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

All throughout, most of American Horror Story’s regular cast members are playing multiple characters — either reprising roles from previous seasons, playing new characters introduced in Apocalypse, or both. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "American Horror Story: Apocalypse was somehow both absolutely nuts and largely forgettable," 18 Nov. 2018 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

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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

preposition

English Language Learners Definition of throughout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in or to every part of (something)
: during an entire (situation or period of time)

throughout

adverb

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

: in or to every part
: from the beginning to the end : during the whole time or situation

throughout

adverb
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.

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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