♦♦1) PREP If you say that something happens throughout a particular period of time, you mean that it happens during the whole of that period.
The national tragedy of rival groups killing each other continued throughout 1990...
Movie music can be made memorable because its themes are repeated throughout the film.
...a single-minded devotion to racing which Gaye has shown throughout her career.ADV: ADV with clThroughout is also an adverb.
The first song, `Blue Moon', didn't go too badly except that everyone talked throughout.2) PREP If you say that something happens or exists throughout a place, you mean that it happens or exists in all parts of that place.
`Sight Savers', founded in 1950, now runs projects throughout Africa, the Caribbean and South East Asia...
As we have tried to show throughout this book, companies that provide outstanding service don't do it by luck.ADV: ADV with clThroughout is also an adverb.
The route is well sign-posted throughout... Throughout, the walls are white.
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Throughout — Through*out , prep. Quite through; from one extremity to the other of; also, every part of; as, to search throughout the house. [1913 Webster] Nor to their idle orbs doth sight appear Of sun, or moon, or star, throughout the year. Milton. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
throughout — [thro͞o out′] prep. 1. through the whole of; in every part of [throughout the nation] 2. all the way through; during every part of [sleeping throughout the lecture] adv. 1. in or during every part; everywhere; from start to finish 2. in every… … English World dictionary
Throughout — Through*out , adv. In every part; as, the cloth was of a piece throughout. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
throughout — I (All over) adverb all over, every bit, extensively, from beginning to end, from first to last, from the ground up, from the word go, inside and out, over all, to the end II (During) adverb for the duration, for the period of, in the course of,… … Law dictionary
throughout — late O.E. þurhut; see THROUGH (Cf. through) + OUT (Cf. out) (Cf. Ger. durchaus, 16c.) … Etymology dictionary
throughout — [adj] during the whole of all over, all the time, all through, around, at full length, completely, during, every bit, everyplace, everywhere, far and near, far and wide, for the duration, from beginning to end, from end to end, from one end to… … New thesaurus
throughout — ► PREPOSITION & ADVERB ▪ all the way through … English terms dictionary
throughout — through|out [ θru aut ] function word *** Throughout can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He remained in Paris throughout the war. as an adverb (without a following noun): It was a wonderful game and Johnson… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
throughout */*/*/ — UK [θruːˈaʊt] / US [θruˈaʊt] adverb, preposition Summary: Throughout can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): He remained in Paris throughout the war. as an adverb (without a following noun): It was a wonderful… … English dictionary
throughout — through|out W1S3 [θru:ˈaut] prep, adv 1.) in every part of a particular area, place etc ▪ a large organization with offices throughout the world ▪ The disease spread rapidly throughout Europe. ▪ The house is in excellent condition, with fitted… … Dictionary of contemporary English