prep.1.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.
2.Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through a door; to go through an avenue.
3.By means of; by the agency of.
Through these hands this science has passed with great applause.
- Sir W. Temple.
4.Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through the country; to look through an account.
5.Among or in the midst of; - used to denote passage; as, a fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a thicket.
6.From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of; as, through life; through the year.
adv.1.From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing through.
2.From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through.
3.To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through.
To drop through
to fall through; to come to naught; to fail.
To fall through
See under Fall, v. i.
a.1.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.
Through bolt
a bolt which passes through all the thickness or layers of that which it fastens, or in which it is fixed.
Through bridge
a bridge in which the floor is supported by the lower chords of the tissues instead of the upper, so that travel is between the trusses and not over them. Cf. Deck bridge, under Deck.
Through cold
a deep-seated cold.
Through stone
a flat gravestone.
- Holland.
Through ticket
a ticket for the whole journey.
- Sir W. Scott.
Through train
a train which goes the whole length of a railway, or of a long route.
Adj.1.through - 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"
Synonyms: done, through with
2.through - of a route or journey etc.; continuing without requiring stops or changes; "a through street"; "a through bus"; "through traffic"
Adv.1.through - from one end or side to the other; "jealousy pierced her through"
2.through - from beginning to end; "read this book through"
3.through - over the whole distance; "this bus goes through to New York"
4.through - to completion; "think this through very carefully!"
5.through - in diameter; "this cylinder measures 15 inches through"
6.through - 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"
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Throstle cock
Throttle lever
throttle valve
-- Through --
through an experiment
through and through
Through bolt
Through bridge
Through cold
through empirical observation
Through stone
Through thick and thin
Through ticket
Through train
through with
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