Through

  • 1 through — [ θru ] function word *** Through can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): They were riding through a forest. as an adverb (without a following noun): There s a hole in the roof where the rain comes through. as an …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 2 through — [thro͞o] prep. [ME thurgh, thrugh < OE thurh, akin to Ger durch < IE base * ter , through, beyond > L trans, across, Sans tiráḥ, through] 1. in one side and out the other side of; from end to end of 2. a) in the midst of [flying through… …

    English World dictionary

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 through — There are two important uses which are still regarded as Americanisms but are beginning to make an impression on BrE: 1. As a preposition meaning ‘up to and including’, as in Monday through Friday. British speakers are aware of this use but still …

    Modern English usage

  • 7 through — c.1300, metathesis of O.E. þurh, from W.Gmc. *thurkh (Cf. O.S. thuru, O.Fris. thruch, M.Du. dore, Du. door, O.H.G. thuruh, Ger. durch, Goth. þairh through ), from PIE root *tere through (Cf. Skt. tirah, Avestan …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 through — [adj1] done buttoned up*, complete, completed, concluded, ended, finis*, finished, in the bag*, over, terminated, wound up*, wrapped up*; concepts 531,548 Ant. incomplete, unfinished through [adj2] direct constant, free, nonstop, one way, opened …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 through — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB 1) moving in one side and out of the other side of (an opening or location). 2) so as to make a hole or passage in. 3) (preposition ) expressing the position or location of something beyond (an opening or an obstacle). 4)… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 through — through; through·ly; through·ith·er; …

    English syllables

  • 11 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

  • 12 through — *by, with …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 through|ly — «THROO lee», adverb. Archaic. fully; completely; thoroughly …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 through — ♦ (The preposition is pronounced [[t]θruː[/t]]. In other cases, through is pronounced [[t]θru͟ː[/t]]) 1) PREP To move through something such as a hole, opening, or pipe means to move directly from one side or end of it to the other. The theatre… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 through — through1 W1S1 [θru:] prep, adv ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(door/passage etc)¦ 2¦(cutting/breaking)¦ 3¦(across an area)¦ 4¦(see through something)¦ 5¦(past a place)¦ 6¦(time)¦ 7¦(process/experience)¦ 8¦(competitions)¦ 9¦(because of something)¦ …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 through — 1 /Tru:/ preposition 1 entering something such as a door, passage, tube, or hole at one end or side and leaving it at the other: They were suddenly plunged into darkness as the train went through the tunnel. | The ball went flying through the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 through */*/*/ — UK [θruː] / US [θru] adjective, adverb, preposition Summary: Through can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): They were riding through a forest. as an adverb (without a following noun): There s a hole in the roof… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 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… …

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  • 19 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

  • 20 through — [[t]θru[/t]] prep. 1) in at one end, side, or surface and out at the other: to pass through a tunnel[/ex] 2) past; beyond: went through a red light[/ex] 3) from one to the other of: swinging through the trees[/ex] 4) across the extent of:… …

    From formal English to slang