Definitions of through

  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. from one end or side to the other; " jealousy pierced her through"
  4. over the whole distance; " this bus goes through to New York"
  5. in diameter; " this cylinder measures 15 inches through"
  6. to completion; " think this through very carefully!"
  7. of a route or journey etc.; continuing without requiring stops or changes; " a through street"; " a through bus"; " through traffic"
  8. 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.
  9. Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through a door; to go through an avenue.
  10. By means of; by the agency of.
  11. Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through the country; to look through an account.
  12. From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as, through life; through the year.
  13. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through.
  14. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through.
  15. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through.
  16. 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.
  17. Among or in the midst of; - used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a thicket.
  18. From end to end of; between the, sides of; into at one point and out at another point; in the midst of; by the agency of; over all the steps or degrees of.
  19. From end to end: from the beginning to the end.
  20. Going from one place to another without change; as, a through train. Also, thru.
  21. From end to end, or from side to side of: between the sides of: over the whole extent of: among: from beginning to end: by means of: in consequence of.
  22. From one end or side to the other: from beginning to end: to the end or purpose.
  23. From end to end of; from side to side of; over the whole extent of; among; by means of.
  24. From one end or side to the other; from beginning to end; to the purpose or result.
  25. Going from beginning to end; pertaining to an entire distance.
  26. From one end, surface, etc., to or beyond the other.
  27. From beginning to end.
  28. From end to end.
  29. From the first to the last of.
  30. From one end or side to the other; from beginning to end; to the ultimate purpose. To carry through, to accomplish. To go through, to prosecute a scheme to the end; to undergo. See Thorough.
  31. From end to end, or from side to side; noting passage; by transmission; by means of; by the agency of; by reason of; over the whole surface of; by passing among or in the midst of.
  32. From one end or side to the other; to the end or conclusion: prep. from end to end; from side to side of; passage among or in the midst of; by means of.

Usage examples for through

  1. I shall always love you,- because you have been on my side all through. – The Duke's Children by Anthony Trollope
  2. You're not through, you know. – Monkey On His Back by Charles V. De Vet
  3. She wanted to make money- through him? – The Lady Doc by Caroline Lockhart
  4. Oh, we shall bring him through. – Mr. Achilles by Jennette Lee
  5. He may die- before he's got through this money. – Harvest by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  6. " Let us through, good people," I heard him say. – The Red Symbol by John Ironside
  7. We shall want a good deal before we get through. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell
  8. Have I not known him all through? – Lady Anna by Anthony Trollope
  9. They shall live, and through thee!" – The Youth of Goethe by Peter Hume Brown
  10. I read the letter through more than once. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  11. You'll get through this great trouble. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
  12. I am not through, my friend. – Sight Unseen by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  13. You can get this put through if you like. – Here and Hereafter by Barry Pain
  14. I'll go through with it, of course. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  15. Can you live through? – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
  16. " Yes, we'll put it through! – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  17. I've done all I can; now, it's up to you to see him through. – Trail Tales by James David Gillilan
  18. I'll show some people before I'm through. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson