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Meaning of THROUGH

Pronunciation:  throo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  throughout the entire extent; "got soaked through in the rain"; "I'm frozen through"; "a letter shot through with the writer's personality"; "knew him through and through"; "boards rotten through and through"
  2. [adv]  from one end or side to the other; "jealousy pierced her through"
  3. [adv]  over the whole distance; "this bus goes through to New York"
  4. [adv]  in diameter; "this cylinder measures 15 inches through"
  5. [adv]  from beginning to end; "read this book through"
  6. [adv]  to completion; "think this through very carefully!"
  7. [adj]  having finished or arrived at completion; "certain to make history before he's done"; "it's a done deed"; "after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up"; "almost through with his studies"

THROUGH is a 7 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: done, finished, through and through, through with(p)



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Through\, prep. [OE. thurgh, [thorn]urh, [thorn]uruh,
    [thorn]oruh, AS. [thorn]urh; akin to OS. thurh, thuru,
    OFries. thruch, D. door, OHG. durh, duruh, G. durch, Goth.
    [thorn]a['i]rh; cf. Ir. tri, tre, W. trwy. [root]53. Cf.
    {Nostril}, {Thorough}, {Thrill}.]
    1. From end to end of, or from side to side of; from one
       surface or limit of, to the opposite; into and out of at
       the opposite, or at another, point; as, to bore through a
       piece of timber, or through a board; a ball passes through
       the side of a ship.
    2. Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through
       a door; to go through an avenue.
             Through the gate of ivory he dismissed His valiant
             offspring.                            --Dryden.
    3. By means of; by the agency of.
             Through these hands this science has passed with
             great applause.                       --Sir W.
             Material things are presented only through their
             senses.                               --Cheyne.
    4. Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through
       the country; to look through an account.
    5. Among or in the midst of; -- used to denote passage; as, a
       fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a
    6. From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion
       of; as, through life; through the year.
  2. \Through\, adv.
    1. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing
    2. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through.
    3. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as,
       to carry a project through.
    Note: Through was formerly used to form compound adjectives
          where we now use thorough; as, through-bred;
          through-lighted; through-placed, etc.
    {To drop through}, to fall through; to come to naught; to
    {To fall through}. See under {Fall}, v. i.
  3. \Through\, a.
    Going or extending through; going, extending, or serving from
    the beginning to the end; thorough; complete; as, a through
    line; a through ticket; a through train. Also, admitting of
    passage through; as, a through bridge.
    {Through bolt}, a bolt which passes through all the thickness
       or layers of that which it fastens, or in which it is
    {Through bridge}, a bridge in which the floor is supported by
       the lower chords of the tissues instead of the upper, so
       that travel is between the trusses and not over them. Cf.
       {Deck bridge}, under {Deck}.
    {Through cold}, a deep-seated cold. [Obs.] --Holland.
    {Through stone}, a flat gravestone. [Scot.] [Written also
       {through stane}.] --Sir W. Scott.
    {Through ticket}, a ticket for the whole journey.
    {Through train}, a train which goes the whole length of a
       railway, or of a long route.