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As an adjective, through means finished or done. As an adverb it can mean backward and forward, completely, up to and including, or all the way to the end. The preposition through means in and out of.

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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.

Adjective S.
having finished or arrived at completion; "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"

Adverb
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"

Adverb
from one end or side to the other; "jealousy pierced her through"

Adverb
over the whole distance; "this bus goes through to New York"

Adverb
in diameter; "this cylinder measures 15 inches through"

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Adverb
from beginning to end; "read this book through"

Adverb
to completion; "think this through very carefully!"


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.


Through

Through , prep. [OE. thurgh, urh, uruh, oruh, AS. urh; akin to OS. thurh, thuru, OFries. thruch, D. door, OHG. durh, duruh, G. durch, Goth. a'a1rh; cf. Ir. tri, tre, W. trwy. 'fb53. Cf. Nostril, Thorough, Thrill.] 1. 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. 2. 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.
3. By means of; by the agency of.
Through these hands this science has passed with great applause.
Material things are presented only through their senses.
4. Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through the country; to look through an account. 5. Among or in the midst of; -- used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a thicket. 6. From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as, through life; through the year.

Through

Through, adv. 1. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through. 2. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through. 3. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through. &hand; Through was formerly used to form compound adjectives where we now use thorough; as, through-bred; through-lighted; through-placed, etc. To drop through, to fall through; to come to naught; to fail. -- To fall through. See under Fall, v. i.

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. Through bolt, a bolt which passes through all the thickness or layers of that which it fastens, or in which it is fixed. -- Through bridge, a bridge in which the floor is supported by the lower chords of the tissues instead of the upper, so that travel is between the trusses and not over them. Cf. Deck bridge, under Deck. -- Through cold, a deep-seated cold. [Obs.] Holland. -- Through stone, a flat gravestone. [Scot.] [Written also through stane.] Sir W. Scott. -- Through ticket, a ticket for the whole journey. -- Through train, a train which goes the whole length of a railway, or of a long route.

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.

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

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Usage Examples

A great building must begin with the unmeasurable, must go through measurable means when it is being designed and in the end must be unmeasurable.

'Sparkle' fell into my lap. I had heard a little bit about it, that it was being redone in early 2011. I was just kind of like, 'Oh, that would be really cool,' and not really thinking too much about it, and then it came through my agency. I read it, I fell in love with the script and I went in to audition.

A couple days ago, I saw a lot of people tweeting, 'Oh, it's so cool 'Home' is being used in the Olympics!' We don't really get to watch much TV, man, with the concerts every night, but I wish I could have seen it. I really just found out through Twitter and my management texting me. I thought it was really awesome.

A jellyfish is little more than a pulsating bell, a tassel of trailing tentacles and a single digestive opening through which it both eats and excretes - as regrettable an example of economy of design as ever was.

A dream doesn't become reality through magic it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

A commitment to human rights cannot be fostered simply through the transmission of knowledge. Action and experience play a crucial role in the learning process.

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.

'Peace Train' is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions. There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.

A compliment is something like a kiss through a veil.

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother's love endures through all.

A friend of my mom's was a casting director so, really as kind of a lark, I had a couple of acting jobs that had just enough exposure to give me the option to continue if I wanted to. I followed through with it.

A game one of my sisters will play with me in my first year of being alive is called Good Baby, Bad Baby. This consists of being told I am a good baby until I smile and laugh, then being told I am a bad baby until I burst into tears. This training will stand me in good stead all through my life.

A generous basic state pension is the least a civilized society should offer those who have worked hard and saved through their whole lives.

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