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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But, the helmet he’s worn throughout his career is apparently now discontinued after the National Operating Committee for Standards and Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE) refused to certify it or any helmet older than 10 years old. Jon Becker, The Mercury News, "Report: Antonio Brown tells Raiders he won’t play again if NFL won’t allow him to wear his old helmet," 9 Aug. 2019 Biden has supported free trade policies throughout his political career. Matt Egan, CNN, "Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass wants Elizabeth Warren to be president: She 'would be a problem' for China," 8 Aug. 2019 Former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper is also a legit musician who throughout his public career has taken the stage to play guitar and banjo with the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show and Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead. Washington Post, "Pete Buttigieg plays the didgeridoo and other unexpected musical talents of the 2020 candidates," 7 Aug. 2019 Ticket drawing will begin at 1 p.m. and continue throughout the day. Shiela Johnson, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "North Carroll: Pavilion constructed at Greenmount United Methodist Church for Eagle Scout project," 7 Aug. 2019 Biehl was popular among officers throughout his career, recalled FOP president Dan Hils. Sharon Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Meet Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl. He's the Elder grad and former Cincinnati Police Department official now in the national spotlight.," 6 Aug. 2019 Eminem has rapped about his daughter in numerous songs throughout his career, including several references to her on his 2017 album, Revival. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, "Eminem's Daughter Hailie Jokes That She'll Need 'a Year to Recuperate' After Going to Lollapalooza," 6 Aug. 2019 Those numbers are similar to ones throughout his career. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Orioles’ Mychal Givens ‘might be’ a different pitcher before the ninth inning as dominant performances return," 4 Aug. 2019 The pitcher took out a full-page ad in the Toronto Sun on Saturday to thank the team and city for their support throughout his career. Kristie Rieken, chicagotribune.com, "Aaron Sanchez and three Astros relievers combine for a no-hitter in a 9-0 win over the Mariners," 4 Aug. 2019

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The book also served, throughout, as a worthwhile goad, spurring me to test its assertions against my own uneasy re-experience — as both avid user and resistant consumer of social photography. Leah Ollman, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Writing the book on selfies — sociologist reframes social photos," 10 Aug. 2019 There’s a conversation between a fictional man and a mermaid sprinkled throughout, as is some ongoing metaphor involving an angel, aliens, and a spaceship. Caroline Tew, EW.com, "A guide to presidential candidate Marianne Williamson's books, from mild to wild," 1 Aug. 2019 Viewed by at least one in the team’s front office to be as talented as any player in the class, Reddish stayed on Cleveland’s radar throughout, as one of their scouts -- David Henderson -- spent plenty of time in Durham. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers see Darius Garland and Collin Sexton forming dangerous backcourt similar to Portland Trail Blazers," 21 June 2019 An array of bright, punchy colors were interspersed throughout, as seen in a fuchsia jacket and minidress as well as an orange skirt suit. Sylvia & Julia Haghjoo, Harper's BAZAAR, "Exclusive: Chanel Haute Couture's Show in Photos," 3 July 2019 Directed by: Lars Klevberg Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry, Mark Hamill, Gabriel Bateman Rated: R for bloody horror violence, and language throughout. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "Review: ‘Child’s Play’ isn’t scary, but it might inspire existential tech detox," 20 June 2019 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

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

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More Definitions for throughout

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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