Through
Through Through, adv. 1. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through. [1913 Webster]

2. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through. [1913 Webster]

3. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through. [1913 Webster]

Note: Through was formerly used to form compound adjectives where we now use thorough; as, through-bred; through-lighted; through-placed, etc. [1913 Webster]

{To drop through}, to fall through; to come to naught; to fail.

{To fall through}. See under {Fall}, v. i. [1913 Webster]


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  • Through — 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} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Through — 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • through — I adjective completed, concluded, decided, done, done with, ended, finished, set at rest, settled, terminated II (By means of) adverb by means of, by the hand of, by way of, using, using the help of III (From beginning to end) adverb …   Law dictionary

  • through — /throoh/, prep. 1. in at one end, side, or surface and out at the other: to pass through a tunnel; We drove through Denver without stopping. Sun came through the window. 2. past; beyond: to go through a stop sign without stopping. 3. from one to… …   Universalium

  • through — I. preposition Etymology: Middle English thurh, thruh, through, from Old English thurh; akin to Old High German durh through, Latin trans across, beyond, Sanskrit tarati he crosses over Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) used as a function word… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • through — 1. preposition /θɹuː,θɹu/ a) From one side of an opening to the other. I went through the window. b) Entering, then later exiting. I drove through the town at top speed without looking left or right …   Wiktionary

  • through — Synonyms and related words: SOL, all bets off, all off, all over, all through, all up, around, at about, at an end, because of, breadthwise, broad side foremost, broadside, broadways, broadwise, by, by dint of, by means of, by use of, by virtue… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • through — adj. Through is used with these nouns: ↑traffic, ↑train …   Collocations dictionary

  • Through — …   Wikipedia

  • Through a Glass Darkly — is an abbreviated form of a much quoted phrase from the Christian New Testament in 1 Corinthians 13. The phrase is interpreted to mean that humans have an imperfect perception of reality [http://www.bartleby.com/59/1/throughaglas.html] . It has… …   Wikipedia

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