- through|out [ θru`aut ] function word ***Throughout can be used in the following ways:as a preposition (followed by a noun):He remained in Paris throughout the war.as an adverb (without a following noun):It was a wonderful game and Johnson played brilliantly throughout.1. ) in every part of a place:The hotel has recently been redecorated throughout.Pollution is a serious problem in major cities throughout the world.2. ) during all of a period of time or an event:House prices continued to rise throughout the 1980s.There was a terrible scandal, but my family and friends supported me throughout.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.