Webster 1913 Edition
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.
througha piece of timber, or
througha board; a ball passes
throughthe side of a ship
Between the sides or walls of; within;
as, to pass.
througha door; to go
Throughthe gate of ivory he dismissed
His valiant offspring.
By means of; by the agency of.
Throughthese hands this science has passed with great applause.
Sir W. Temple.
Material things are presented only
Over the whole surface or extent of;
as, to ride.
throughthe country; to look
Among or in the midst of; – used to denote passage;
as, a fish swims.
throughthe water; the light glimmers
From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion of;
From one end or side to the other;
as, to pierce a thing.
From beginning to end;
as, to read a letter.
To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose;
as, to carry a project.
Throughwas formerly used to form compound adjectives where we now use
To drop through,
to fall through; to come to naught; to fail.–
To fall through.
Going or extending through; going, extending, or serving from the beginning to the end; thorough; complete;
as, a. Also, admitting of passage through;
a bolt which passes through all the thickness or layers of that which it fastens, or in which it is fixed.–
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
a deep-seated cold.
a flat gravestone.
Sir W. Scott.–
a ticket for the whole journey.–
a train which goes the whole length of a railway, or of a long route.
Webster 1828 Edition
THROUGH, prep. thru.
1.From end to end, or from side to side; from one surface or limit to the opposite; as, to bore through a piece of timber, or through a board; a ball passes through the side of a ship.
2.Noting passage; as, to pass through a gate or avenue.
Through the gates of iv'ry he dismiss'd
His valiant offspring.
3.By transmission, noting the means of conveyance.
Through these hands this science has passed with great applause.
Material things are presented only through their senses.
4.By means of; by the agency of; noting instrumentality. This signification is a derivative of the last.
Through the scent of water it will bud. Job 14.
Some through ambition, or through thirst of gold,
Have slain their brothers, and their country sold.
Sanctify them through thy truth. John 17.
The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom.6.
5.Over the whole surface or extent; as, to ride through the country.
Their tongue walketh through the earth. Ps.73.
6.Noting passage among or in the midst of; as, to move through water, as a fish; to run through a thicket, as a deer.
1.From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through.
2.To the end; to the ultimate purpose; as, to carry a project through.
To carry through, to complete; to accomplish.
To go through, to prosecute a scheme to the end.
1.To undergo; to sustain; as, to go through hardships.