throughout

[ throo-out ]
/ θruˈaʊt /

preposition

in or to every part of; everywhere in: They searched throughout the house.
from the beginning to the end of: He was bored throughout the play.

adverb

in every part: rotten throughout.
at every moment or point: following the text closely throughout.

Nearby words

  1. through-composed,
  2. through-line ,
  3. through-other,
  4. through-the-lens meter,
  5. throughly,
  6. throughput,
  7. throughway,
  8. throve,
  9. throw,
  10. throw a curve

Origin of throughout

before 1000; Middle English throw out, Old English thurh ūt through and out the other side (of). See through, out

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British Dictionary definitions for throughout

throughout

/ (θruːˈaʊt) /

preposition

right through; through the whole of (a place or a period of time)throughout the day

adverb

through the whole of some specified period or area
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Word Origin and History for throughout

throughout

prep.

late Old English þurhut; see through + out (adv.), and cf. German durchaus, 16c.

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