throughout


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through·out

 (thro͞o-out′)
prep.
In, to, through, or during every part of; all through: The road is kept open throughout the year.
adv.
1. In or through all parts; everywhere: The material is flawed throughout.
2. During the entire time or extent: Though unsure how her speech would be received, she remained calm and professional throughout.

throughout

(θruːˈaʊt)
prep
right through; through the whole of (a place or a period of time): throughout the day.
adv
through the whole of some specified period or area

through•out

(θruˈaʊt)

prep.
1. in or to every part of: throughout the house.
2. from beginning to end of: nodding throughout the sermon.
adv.
3. in every part or aspect: rotten throughout.
4. at every moment or point: Follow the text throughout.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.throughout - from first to last; "the play was excellent end-to-end"
2.throughout - used to refer to cited works

throughout

preposition
1. right through, all through, everywhere in, for the duration of, during the whole of, through the whole of, from end to end of The same themes are repeated throughout the film.
2. all over, all through, everywhere in, through the whole of, over the length and breadth of He now runs projects throughout Africa.
adverb
1. from start to finish, right through, the whole time, all the time, from the start, all through, from beginning to end The concert wasn't bad, but people talked throughout.
2. all through, right through, in every nook and cranny Throughout, the walls are white.

throughout

adverb
From one end to the other:
Translations
طَوَالفي كُل أنْحاءفي كُل مَكانمن البِدايَه حَتّى النِّهايَه
naskrzpo celémpo celou dobupo celýskrz
gennem helehele vejen igennem
kaikkialla
भर
cijelo vrijeme
véges végig
alls staîar íí gegnumút í gegn
・・・の隅から隅まで
...의 전체에
överallt
ทุกหนทุกแห่ง
başından sonuna kadarbaştan başabaştan başa/ayağaboyuncabütün ...-de
بھر
xuyên suốt

throughout

[θrʊˈaʊt]
A. PREP
1. (place) → por todo
we have branches throughout the countrytenemos sucursales por todo el país
there were flowers throughout the househabía flores por toda la casa
the company is known throughout the worldla compañía es conocida en todo el mundo
2. (time, process) → durante todo
throughout last winterdurante todo el invierno pasado
he was a socialist throughout his lifefue un socialista durante toda su vida
B. ADV
1. (= fully) → completamente; (= everywhere) → en todas partes, por todas partes
the house is carpeted throughoutla casa está completamente alfombrada
2. (time, process) → de principio a fin
on this project, the emphasis has been on teamwork throughouten este proyecto, se ha hecho hincapié en el trabajo en equipo de principio a fin
the film was boring throughoutla película fue aburrida de principio a fin
the weather was good throughouthizo buen tiempo todos los días

throughout

[θruːˈaʊt]
prep
(place)dans tout(e) le(la)
throughout Britain → dans toute la Grande-Bretagne
(time)pendant tout(e) le(la)
throughout the year → pendant toute l'année
adv
(= everywhere) → partout
The house was carpeted throughout → La maison était moquettée partout.
(= all the time) → du début jusqu'à la fin
The audience listened in silence throughout → Le public a écouté silencieusement du début jusqu'à la fin.

throughout

prep
(place) → überall in (+dat); throughout the countryim ganzen Land; throughout the worldin der ganzen Welt
(time) → den ganzen/die/das ganzehindurch or über; throughout his lifesein ganzes Leben lang
adv
(= in every part) the house is carpeted throughoutdas Haus ist ganz or überall mit Teppichboden ausgelegt; a house with electric light throughoutein Haus, das in jedem Raum elektrisches Licht hat; a block of flats with water and gas throughoutein Wohnblock mit Wasser und Gas in allen Wohnungen; the coat is lined throughoutder Mantel ist ganz gefüttert
(time) → die ganze Zeit hindurch or über

throughout

[θruːˈaʊt]
1. prep
a. (place) → in tutto/a, dappertutto in
throughout Italy → in tutta l'Italia
b. (time, process) → per or durante tutto/a
throughout last summer → per tutta l'estate scorsa
2. adv
a. (everywhere) → dappertutto
the house is carpeted throughout → c'è la moquette dappertutto in casa
b. (the whole time) → dal principio alla fine, sempre

through

(θruː) preposition
1. into from one direction and out of in the other. The water flows through a pipe.
2. from side to side or end to end of. He walked (right) through the town.
3. from the beginning to the end of. She read through the magazine.
4. because of. He lost his job through his own stupidity.
5. by way of. He got the job through a friend.
6. (American) from ... to (inclusive). I work Monday through Friday.
adverb
into and out of; from one side or end to the other; from beginning to end. He went straight/right through.
adjective
1. (of a bus or train) that goes all the way to one's destination, so that one doesn't have to change (buses or trains). There isn't a through train – you'll have to change.
2. finished. Are you through yet?
throughˈout preposition
1. in all parts of. They searched throughout the house.
2. from start to finish of. She complained throughout the journey.
adverb
in every part. The house was furnished throughout.
all through
1. from beginning to end of. The baby cried all through the night.
2. in every part of. Road conditions are bad all through the country.
soaked/wet through
very wet. His coat was wet through.
through and through
completely. He was a gentleman through and through.
through with
finished with. Are you through with the newspaper yet?

throughout

طَوَال po celou dobu gennem hele überall in σε όλη τη διάρκεια a lo largo de kaikkialla pendant cijelo vrijeme completamente ・・・の隅から隅まで ...의 전체에 de hele tijd door over hele przez do começo ao fim постоянно överallt ทุกหนทุกแห่ง baştan başa xuyên suốt 整个
References in classic literature ?
Let it be remarked, in the third place, that the intercourse throughout the Union will be facilitated by new improvements.
They implored him not to uncork the bottle, since they and all their people were firm friends of the white men, and would always remain so; but, should the small-pox be once let out, it would run like wildfire throughout the country, sweeping off the good as well as the bad; and surely he would not be so unjust as to punish his friends for crimes committed by his enemies.
In the next chapter the Struggle for Existence amongst all organic beings throughout the world, which inevitably follows from their high geometrical powers of increase, will be treated of.
Queen of the immortals is she, surpassing all in beauty: she is the sister and the wife of loud-thundering Zeus, -- the glorious one whom all the blessed throughout high Olympus reverence and honour even as Zeus who delights in thunder.
Count of the Holy Roman Empire, Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Brazen Crown, Perpetual Arch-Master of the Rosicrucian Masons of Mesopotamia; Attached (in Honorary Capacities) to Societies Musical, Societies Medical, Societies Philosophical, and Societies General Benevolent, throughout Europe; etc.
This is how he tells of the way in which Aeneas saved his old father by carrying him on his shoulders out of the burning town of Troy when "The crackling flame was heard throughout the walls, and more and more the burning heat drew near.
The utmost animation and gayety prevailed throughout the camp.
With October had come the time for holding the great Fair which was celebrated every five years at Nottingham Town, to which folk came from far and near throughout the country.
It would have given him no little consolation to have known how disappointed she was to find him apparently so little moved, and to see that he was able to refrain from casting a single glance at her throughout both services; though, she declared, it showed he was thinking of her all the time, or his eyes would have fallen upon her, if it were only by chance: but if they had so chanced to fall, she would have affirmed it was because they could not resist the attraction.
A Labourer lay listening to a Nightingale's song throughout the summer night.
But they were of good standing, had always been considered truthful, were sober at the time of the occurrence, and nothing ever transpired to discredit their sworn account of their extraordinary adventure, concerning the truth of which, nevertheless, public opinion was divided, throughout the United Kingdom.
Again, "the good and just," throughout the book, is the expression used in referring to the self-righteous of modern times,-- those who are quite sure that they know all that is to be known concerning good and evil, and are satisfied that the values their little world of tradition has handed down to them, are destined to rule mankind as long as it lasts.