1. having finished or arrived at completion
- after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
- almost through with his studies
2. (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
- a through street
- a through bus
- through traffic
Similar word(s): direct
Sentences with through as an adjective:
- Interstate highways form a nationwide system of through roads.
- They were through with laying the subroof by noon.
- After being implicated in the scandal, he was through as an executive in financial services.
- She was through with him.
- The through flight through Memphis was the fastest.
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
Sentences with through as an adverb:
- The arrow went straight through.
- Others slept; he worked straight through.
- She read the letter through.
- He said he would see it through.
- Leave the yarn in the dye overnight so the color soaks through.
- The American army broke through at St. Lo.
1. A large slab of stone laid on a tomb.
1. From one side of an opening to the other.
- I went through the window.
2. Entering, then later leaving.
- I drove through the town at top speed without looking left or right.
3. Surrounded by (while moving).
- We slogged through the mud for hours before turning back and giving up.
4. By means of.
- This team believes in winning through intimidation.
5. (Canada, US) To (or up to) and including, with all intermediate values.
- from 1945 through 1991; the numbers 1 through 9; your membership is active through March 15, 2013