through Meaning, Definition & Usage
adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
done; through with.
- 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
adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
- a through street
- a through bus
- through traffic
adverb from beginning to end
- read this book through
adverb over the whole distance
- this bus goes through to New York
adverb to completion
- think this through very carefully!
adverb in diameter
- this cylinder measures 15 inches through
adverb throughout the entire extent
through and through.
- 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
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. througha piece of timber, or througha board; a ball passes throughthe side of a ship
Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass. througha door; to go throughan avenue
Through the gate of ivory he dismissed His valiant offspring. Dryden.
By means of; by the agency of.
Through these hands this science has passed with great applause. Sir W. Temple.
Material things are presented only through their senses. Cheyne.
Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride. throughthe country; to look throughan account
Among or in the midst of; -- used to denote passage; as, a fish swims. throughthe water; the light glimmers througha thicket
From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as,. throughlife; throughthe year
From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing. through
From beginning to end; as, to read a letter. through
To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project. through ✍ Through was formerly used to form compound adjectives where we now use thorough; as, through-bred; through-lighted; through-placed, etc.
Going or extending through; going, extending, or serving from the beginning to the end; thorough; complete; as, a. Also, admitting of passage through; throughline; a throughticket; a throughtrain as, a. throughbridge