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through

through

 
 
pronunciation:
thru
parts of speech:
preposition, adverb, adjective
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: preposition
definition 1: in one side or end and out the other.
Water goes through the pipe.
similar words:
along, down, inside
definition 2: among; between.
The monkey swung through the trees.
synonyms:
among
similar words:
between
definition 3: by way or means of; because of.
I met them through my father.We learn through experience.
synonyms:
because of, on account of, thanks to, via
similar words:
by, by way of
definition 4: in various parts of; around.
We walked slowly through the museum.
synonyms:
around, over
similar words:
in
definition 5: during every part of; for the beginning, middle, and end of.
He slept through the afternoon.
synonyms:
during, throughout
definition 6: to the end of.
I'm halfway through the book now.
similar words:
done with
definition 7: up to and including.
ages two through eight
synonyms:
to
definition 8: without halting for; past.
Don't drive through a red light.
similar words:
past
definition 9: in the medium of.
A fish swims through the water.
synonyms:
in
 
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in one side or end and out the other.
Water poured through.
definition 2: from the start to the finish.
She read the book through.
synonyms:
throughout
similar words:
completely, entirely, fully, round, totally, wholly
definition 3: to or at the end or conclusion.
He had to see the matter through.
definition 4: along the whole way or distance.
We rode through to the next county.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having no need, or having no desire, to continue in a particular activity or situation; finished; done.
Can I see that newspaper when you're through with it?I'm through with this job!
similar words:
done, finished
definition 2: extending or going from one side or end to the other.
similar words:
overall
definition 3: passing from one end of a street or area to the other without stopping.
a through train
similar words:
direct, express, nonstop
definition 4: allowing direct passage without interruption.
a through street
similar words:
direct, uninterrupted
Homophone Note
The words through and threw (past tense of "throw") sound alike but have different meanings.