Definition of throughout in English:


adverb & preposition

  • 1In every part of (a place or object)

    as preposition ‘it had repercussions throughout Europe’
    as adverb ‘the house is in good order throughout’
    • ‘There are very few people throughout the United States who do not have some knowledge of the Pentagon.’
    • ‘His positive attitude to life and his devotion to help people in need is illustrated throughout the book.’
    • ‘Before long the story spread throughout the city of the crazy man who had purchased a dream.’
    • ‘Julia was a good natured and kind lady who was well liked throughout the local community.’
    • ‘Ashoka is famous for the edicts he ordered to be carved on rocks and pillars throughout his kingdom.’
    • ‘This and a host of other community support projects reduce the numbers of fires throughout the region.’
    • ‘His sudden and untimely death was met with much sadness and shock throughout the area.’
    • ‘News of his sudden death was received with shock and sadness throughout his home area.’
    • ‘Regular newsletters will be sent out to people throughout the district as the scheme progresses.’
    • ‘Parking attendants will be enforcing parking restrictions throughout the borough.’
    • ‘Since it was set up its service has expanded until it has become a valued lifeline for people throughout the area.’
    • ‘On average they achieve lower attainment in SATS tests and exams throughout school.’
    • ‘Armed police will be on foot patrol throughout Greater Manchester between now and the New Year.’
    • ‘The severe heat has resulted in a record number of deaths throughout the East Coast.’
    • ‘The job losses will be throughout the plant, mainly among production and engineering staff.’
    • ‘She was always greeted with great warmth in North Yorkshire, as she was throughout the kingdom.’
    • ‘Kia has also updated the instrument cluster and door trims and there is a feel of better quality throughout.’
    • ‘The quality throughout was of the highest order, especially the young steer class.’
    • ‘The order covers the teenager's movements throughout the whole of England and Wales.’
    • ‘He also pointed out that wandering dogs did a lot of damage to sheep throughout the country.’
    all over, all round, in every part, in every part of, everywhere, everywhere in, all through, right through, here and there, here and there in, round
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    1. 1.1 From beginning to end of (an event or period of time)
      as preposition ‘the Church of which she was a faithful member throughout her life’
      as adverb ‘both MPs retained a smiling dignity throughout’
      • ‘The society of orders had its defenders throughout the eighteenth century and beyond.’
      • ‘The Drive programme will have extensive coverage throughout this glamorous event.’
      • ‘We had obstacles from the beginning of the weekend throughout the whole race.’
      • ‘Many more local groups and activists are planning events throughout the week.’
      • ‘It seemed that there was no assistance at all throughout the whole period.’
      • ‘A number of events are taking place throughout September as part of the festival.’
      • ‘Ethnic craft stalls will be situated in the common room throughout the event.’
      • ‘Our barrister complimented all my family for the dignity they showed throughout the trial.’
      • ‘Trained personal advisors will be on standby throughout the exam results period.’
      • ‘Everywhere Caetano went throughout his visit he was met with angry protests.’
      • ‘Two pots of each genotype were irrigated throughout the period as controls.’
      • ‘We did our best to keep you informed of all events happening locally throughout the year.’
      • ‘I had periods throughout both pregnancies and I just thought I was putting on weight.’
      • ‘To complete the record each of the swimmers must swim for an hour in the same order throughout the attempt.’
      • ‘I think he has handled himself with dignity throughout and I know he has worked hard to achieve all he has.’
      • ‘Conditions throughout the event were difficult, with continuous rain and a cold wind.’
      • ‘Christmas, Mothers' Day and Easter are the bumper sales events throughout the year.’
      • ‘Once again Hull Truck Theatre hosts a series of events throughout the festival.’
      • ‘He was in fact working very hard for the forum and continued to throughout the period of the conspiracy.’
      • ‘It starts with a guided walk on Sunday and the events will continue throughout the summer.’
      all through, through, for the duration, for the duration of, for the whole of, until the end, until the end of, the whole time, all the time
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