English - Pronunciation
- enPR: thro͞o-out' IPA(key): /θɹuːˈaʊt/
- Rhymes: -aʊt
English - Preposition
In every part of; all through.
- 1748, David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral. London: Oxford University Press, 1973, 5:
English - Adverb
(obsolete) Completely through, right the way through.
1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X, chapter iij:
- Syr she said here came a knyght rydyng as my lord and I rested vs here / and asked hym of whens he was / and my lord said of Arthurs courte / therfore said the stronge knyght I wille Iuste with the / for I hate alle these that ben of Arthurs Courte / And my lord that lyeth here dede amounted vpon his hors / and the stronge knyght and my lord encountred to gyder / and there he smote my lord thorugh oute with his spere
- 1485, Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book X, chapter iij:
- In every part; everywhere.
- During an entire period of time.