(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
prep. & adv. among, via, by way of; during, throughout; by, with. See direction, means. —adj. finished, completed. See end.
(Roget's IV) modif. & prep.
1. [Finished]
Syn. completed, over, ended; see done 1 , finished 1 .
2. [From one side to the other]
Syn. straight through, through and through, clear through*; see in 2 , into , within .
3. [During]
Syn. throughout, for the period of, from beginning to end; see during .
4. [By means of]
Syn. by, by way of, by reason of, in virtue of, in consequence of, for, by the agency of, at the hand of, through the medium of, by dint of.
5. [Referring to continuous passage]
Syn. nonstop, free, unhindered, unbroken, opened, rapid, one-way; see also consecutive 1 , constant 1 , regular 3 .
Ant. broken*, interrupted*, intermittent.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
done, finished, completed, over, ended, concluded, terminated.
ANT.: underway, beginning
1. inonesideandouttheother from one end to the other, from start to finish.
2. by way of via, inside, in and out of.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I adverb 1. From one end to the other: around, over, round, throughout. See PART. 2. To an end or conclusion: over. See START. II adjective 1. Proceeding or lying in an uninterrupted line or course: direct, straight, straightforward. See STRAIGHT. 2. Having reached completion: complete, done. See PART. 3. Having no further relationship: done, finished. See START. 4. No longer effective, capable, or valuable: done, done for, finished, washed-up. Informal: kaput. Idioms: at the end of the line (or road), over the hill, past one's prime. See ABILITY, START.

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