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[throo-out] /θruˈaʊt/
in or to every part of; everywhere in:
They searched throughout the house.
from the beginning to the end of:
He was bored throughout the play.
in every part:
rotten throughout.
at every moment or point:
following the text closely throughout.
Origin of throughout
before 1000; Middle English throw out, Old English thurh ūt through and out the other side (of). See through, out Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • throughout the year, temperatures remain extremely constant, only rising be a few degree during the rainy season.
  • Its long summer days and equally long winter nights punctuate extreme fluctuations in temperature and weather throughout the year.
  • The old town provides a perfect setting for artistic exhibitions and performances throughout the year.
  • In truth, temperatures are kept reasonably warm throughout the winter months.
  • Accommodations in your choice of three- or four-star hotels are included throughout the journey.
  • For swimming and lounging, five river- and lagoon-style pools are located throughout the grounds.
  • Most tourists travel between the two towns throughout their stay.
  • But the story is considerably expanded and treated throughout in a burlesque vein.
  • The rumor forthwith flies abroad, dispersed throughout the small town.
  • We have unmistakable proof that throughout all past time, there has been a ceaseless devouring of the weak by the strong.
British Dictionary definitions for throughout


right through; through the whole of (a place or a period of time): throughout the day
through the whole of some specified period or area
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for throughout

late Old English þurhut; see through + out (adv.), and cf. German durchaus, 16c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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