[θruː] or [θru]


(adj.) (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes; 'a through street'; 'a through bus'; 'through traffic' .

(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'.

(adv.) over the whole distance; 'this bus goes through to New York'.

(adv.) in diameter; 'this cylinder measures 15 inches through'.

(adv.) from beginning to end; 'read this book through'.

(adv.) to completion; 'think this through very carefully!'.

Editor: Rena--From WordNet


(prep.) 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.

(prep.) Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through a door; to go through an avenue.

(prep.) By means of; by the agency of.

(prep.) Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through the country; to look through an account.

(prep.) Among or in the midst of; -- used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a thicket.

(prep.) From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as, through life; through the year.

(adv.) From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through.

(adv.) From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through.

(adv.) To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project 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.

Checker: Rhonda

Synonyms and Synonymous

prep. [1]. From one side, end, or part of, to the other.[2]. By means of, by the agency of, in consequence of.

ad. [1]. From one side or part to the other.[2]. From beginning to end.[3]. To the end.

Inputed by Lennon


prep. from end to end or from side to side of: between the sides of: over the whole extent of: among: from beginning to end: by means of: in consequence of.—adv. from one end or side to the other: from beginning to end: to the end or purpose.—adj. clear unobstructed serving for an entire route.—adv. Through′-and-through thoroughly.—ns. Through′-bolt a bolt which passes through from side to side of what it fastens; Through′fare (Shak.) same as Thoroughfare; Through′-gang (Scot.) a thoroughfare.—adj. Through′-gang′ing thorough-going.—n. Through-gō′ing (Scot.) a scolding.—adj. active energetic.—adv. Through′ly (obs.) same as Thoroughly.—prep. Throughout′ through to the outside: in every part of: from one end to the other.—adv. in every part: everywhere.—ns. Through′-stone a bonder or bond-stone in building: a grave-stone made so as to lie flat; Through′-tick′et a ticket for the whole of a journey; Through′-traff′ic the traffic between two centres at a distance from each other—opp. to Local traffic; Through′-train a train which goes the whole length of a long route.—Be through to be finished; Carry through (see Carry); Go through (see Go).

Typed by Jaime


Typed by Jaime


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