preposition & adverb
- 1.1In every part of (a place or object): [as preposition]: it had repercussions throughout Europe [as adverb]: the house is in good order throughoutMore example sentences
all over, across, in every part of, everywhere in, all through, right through, all around
- The order covers the teenager's movements throughout the whole of England and Wales.
- The quality throughout was of the highest order, especially the young steer class.
- Ashoka is famous for the edicts he ordered to be carved on rocks and pillars throughout his kingdom.
- 1.2From beginning to end of (an event or period of time): [as preposition]: the Church of which she was a faithful member throughout her life [as adverb]: both sets of parents retained a smiling dignity throughoutMore example sentences
all through, all, for the duration of, for the whole of, until the end of
- We did our best to keep you informed of all events happening locally throughout the year.
- I had periods throughout both pregnancies and I just thought I was putting on weight.
- Christmas, Mothers' Day and Easter are the bumper sales events throughout the year.