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
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
, AS. urh
; akin to OS. thurh
, OFries. thruch
, D. door
, OHG. durh
, G. durch
, Goth. aírh
; cf. Ir. tri
, W. trwy
. *53. Cf. Nostril
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through the country; to look through an account.
- Among or in the midst of; -- used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a thicket.
- From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as, through life; through the 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 through line; a through ticket; a through train. Also, admitting of passage through; as, a through bridge.
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"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."
-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.
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