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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Through \Through\, a.
   Going or extending through; going, extending, or serving from
   the beginning to the end; thorough; complete; as, a through
   line; a through ticket; a through train. Also, admitting of
   passage through; as, a through bridge.
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   Through bolt, a bolt which passes through all the thickness
      or layers of that which it fastens, or in which it is
      fixed.

   Through bridge, 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 Deck.

   Through cold, a deep-seated cold. [Obs.] --Holland.

   Through stone, a flat gravestone. [Scot.] [Written also
      through stane.] --Sir W. Scott.

   Through ticket, a ticket for the whole journey.

   Through train, a train which goes the whole length of a
      railway, or of a long route.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Through \Through\, prep. [OE. thurgh, [thorn]urh, [thorn]uruh,
   [thorn]oruh, AS. [thorn]urh; akin to OS. thurh, thuru,
   OFries. thruch, D. door, OHG. durh, duruh, G. durch, Goth.
   [thorn]a['i]rh; cf. Ir. tri, tre, W. trwy. [root]53. Cf.
   Nostril, Thorough, Thrill.]
   1. 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 through a
      piece of timber, or through a board; a ball passes through
      the side of a ship.
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   2. Between the sides or walls of; within; as, to pass through
      a door; to go through an avenue.
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            Through the gate of ivory he dismissed
            His valiant offspring.                --Dryden.
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   3. By means of; by the agency of.
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            Through these hands this science has passed with
            great applause.                       --Sir W.
                                                  Temple.
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            Material things are presented only through their
            senses.                               --Cheyne.
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   4. Over the whole surface or extent of; as, to ride through
      the country; to look through an account.
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   5. Among or in the midst of; -- used to denote passage; as, a
      fish swims through the water; the light glimmers through a
      thicket.
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   6. From the beginning to the end of; to the end or conclusion
      of; as, through life; through the year.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Through \Through\, adv.
   1. From one end or side to the other; as, to pierce a thing
      through.
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   2. From beginning to end; as, to read a letter through.
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   3. To the end; to a conclusion; to the ultimate purpose; as,
      to carry a project through.
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   Note: Through was formerly used to form compound adjectives
         where we now use thorough; as, through-bred;
         through-lighted; through-placed, etc.
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   To drop through, to fall through; to come to naught; to
      fail.

   To fall through. See under Fall, v. i.
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