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THROUGH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does through mean? 

THROUGH (adjective)
  The adjective THROUGH has 2 senses:

1. having finished or arrived at completion
2. (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes

  Familiarity information: THROUGH used as an adjective is rare.


THROUGH (adverb)
  The adverb THROUGH has 5 senses:

1. from beginning to end
2. over the whole distance
3. to completion
4. in diameter
5. throughout the entire extent

  Familiarity information: THROUGH used as an adverb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


THROUGH (adjective)


Sense 1through [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having finished or arrived at completion

Synonyms:

done; through; through with

Context examples:

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

Similar:

finished (ended or brought to an end)


Sense 2through [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes

Context examples:

a through street / a through bus / through traffic

Similar:

direct (direct in spatial dimensions; proceeding without deviation or interruption; straight and short)


THROUGH (adverb)


Sense 1through [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

From beginning to end

Context example:

read this book through


Sense 2through [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Over the whole distance

Context example:

this bus goes through to New York


Sense 3through [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To completion

Context example:

think this through very carefully!


Sense 4through [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In diameter

Context example:

this cylinder measures 15 inches through


Sense 5through [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throughout the entire extent

Synonyms:

through and through; through

Context examples:

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


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