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through    : [θr'u]
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.
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{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. [Obs.] --Holland.

{Through stone}, a flat gravestone. [Scot.] [Written also
{through stane}.] --Sir W. Scott.

{Through ticket}, a ticket for the whole journey.

{Through train}, a train which goes the whole length of a
railway, or of a long route.
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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}, {Thrill}.]
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.
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2. Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through
a door; to go through an avenue.
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Through the gate of ivory he dismissed
His valiant offspring. --Dryden.
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3. By means of; by the agency of.
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Through these hands this science has passed with
great applause. --Sir W.
Temple.
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Material things are presented only through their
senses. --Cheyne.
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4. Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through
the country; to look through an account.
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5. Among or in the midst of; -- used to denote passage; as, a
fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a
thicket.
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6. From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion
of; as, through life; through the year.
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Through \Through\, adv.
1. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing
through.
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2. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through.
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3. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as,
to carry a project through.
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Note: Through was formerly used to form compound adjectives
where we now use thorough; as, through-bred;
through-lighted; through-placed, etc.
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{To drop through}, to fall through; to come to naught; to
fail.

{To fall through}. See under {Fall}, v. i.
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through
adv 1: from beginning to end; "read this book through"
2: over the whole distance; "this bus goes through to New York"
3: to completion; "think this through very carefully!"
4: in diameter; "this cylinder measures 15 inches through"
5: 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" [synonym: {through}, {through
and through}]
adj 1: 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" [synonym:
{done}, {through}, {through with(p)}]
2: (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring
stops or changes; "a through street"; "a through bus";
"through traffic"

101 Moby Thesaurus words for "through":
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at about, at an end, because of, breadthwise, broad side foremost,
broadside, broadways, broadwise, by, by dint of, by means of,
by use of, by virtue of, by way of, canceled, cleaned up, complete,
completed, completely, concluded, dead, decided, defunct, deleted,
depthwise, done, done for, done with, down, due to, durante,
during, ended, entirely, expunged, extinct, fini, finished,
finished up, fully, hereby, herewith, in all respects,
in virtue of, including, inclusive of, into, kaput, on,
on account of, over, owing to, passing by, passing through, past,
pending, per, perfected, perfective, round, round about,
set at rest, settled, shot, sideways, sidewise, straight,
straightforward, terminated, thanks to, thereby, therewith,
thoroughly, through and through, through with, throughout, to,
totally, uninterrupted, upon, utterly, via, washed up, whereby,
wherewith, wherewithal, wholly, widthways, widthwise, wiped out,
with, wound up, wrapped up, zapped




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