[ throo-out ]
/ θruˈaʊt /


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.


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

Origin of throughout

before 1000; Middle English throw out, Old English thurh ūt through and out the other side (of). See through, out Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for throughout

/ (θruːˈaʊt) /


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


through the whole of some specified period or area
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