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through PREPOSITION & ADVERB 1) moving in one side and out of the other side of (an opening or location). 2) so as to make a hole or passage in. 3) (preposition ) expressing the position or location of something beyond (an opening or an obstacle). 4) expressing the extent of changing orientation. 5) continuing in time to or towards completion of. 6) so as to inspect all or part of. 7) (preposition ) N. Amer. up to and including (a particular point in a sequence). 8) by means of. 9) (adverb ) so as to be connected by telephone.
ADJECTIVE 1) (of public transport or a ticket) continuing or valid to the final destination. 2) (of traffic, roads, etc.) passing continuously from one side and out of the other side. 3) having successfully passed to the next stage of a competition. 4) informal, chiefly N. Amer. having finished an activity, relationship, etc.
through and through — Cf. ↑through and through
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • Through — Through, prep. [OE. thurgh, [thorn]urh, [thorn]uruh, [thorn]oruh, AS. [thorn]urh; akin to OS. thurh, thuru, OFries. thruch, D. door, OHG. durh, duruh, G. durch, Goth. [thorn]a[ i]rh; cf. Ir. tri, tre, W. trwy. [root]53. Cf. {Nostril}, {Thorough} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Through — Through, a. 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Through — Through, adv. 1. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through. [1913 Webster] 2. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through. [1913 Webster] 3. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • through — I. preposition Etymology: Middle English thurh, thruh, through, from Old English thurh; akin to Old High German durh through, Latin trans across, beyond, Sanskrit tarati he crosses over Date: before 12th century 1. a. (1) used as a function word… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Through a Glass Darkly — is an abbreviated form of a much quoted phrase from the Christian New Testament in 1 Corinthians 13. The phrase is interpreted to mean that humans have an imperfect perception of reality [http://www.bartleby.com/59/1/throughaglas.html] . It has… …   Wikipedia

  • Through bolt — Through Through, a. 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Through bridge — Through Through, a. 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Through cold — Through Through, a. 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • through stane — Through Through, a. 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Through stone — Through Through, a. 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. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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