Wherever vs Throughout - What's the difference?

wherever | throughout |


As adverbs the difference between wherever and throughout

is that wherever is (an emphatic form of) where while throughout is (label) completely through, right the way through.

As a conjunction wherever

is in or to whatever place; anywhere.

As a preposition throughout is

in every part of; all through.

wherever

English

Adverb

(-)
  • (An emphatic form of) where .
  • Wherever have you been all my life?

    Usage notes

    * Used emphatically, wherever may be two words ("where ever") when used in questions, though the single word "wherever" is also common, especially in US usage.

    Conjunction

    (English Conjunctions)
  • In or to whatever place; anywhere.
  • In all places; everywhere.
  • *, chapter=23
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=If the afternoon was fine they strolled together in the park, very slowly, and with pauses to draw breath wherever the ground sloped upward. The slightest effort made the patient cough.}}

    See also

    * thereabout, thereafter, thereagainst, thereat, thereby, therefor, therefore, therefrom, therein, thereinafter, thereof, thereon, thereto, theretofore, thereunder, thereunto, thereupon, therewith, therewithal * hereabout, hereafter, hereat, hereby, herein, hereinafter, hereinbefore, hereinto, hereof, hereon, hereto, heretofore, hereunto, hereunder, hereupon, herewith * whereabouts, whereas, whereafter, whereat, whereby, wherefore, wherefrom, wherein, whereinto, whereof, whereon, whereto, whereunder, whereupon, wherever, wherewith, wherewithal English pronominal adverbs English interrogative adverbs

    throughout

    English

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • 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:
  • *:And though a philosopher may live remote from business, the genius of philosophy, if carefully cultivated by several, must gradually diffuse itself throughout the whole society.
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  • , chapter=4, title= Lord Stranleigh Abroad , passage=“My father had ideas about conservation long before the United States took it up.
  • *{{quote-book, year=2006, author=(Edwin Black)
  • , chapter=2, title= Internal Combustion , passage=But through the oligopoly, charcoal fuel proliferated throughout London's trades and industries.  By the 1200s, brewers and bakers, tilemakers, glassblowers, pottery producers, and a range of other craftsmen all became hour-to-hour consumers of charcoal.}}

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (label) Completely through, right the way through.
  • *:
  • *: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
  • In every part; everywhere.
  • During an entire period of time.
  • *2012 , Chelsea 6-0 Wolves
  • *:Chelsea's youngsters, who looked lively throughout , then combined for the second goal in the seventh minute. Romeu's shot was saved by Wolves goalkeeper Dorus De Vries but Piazon kept the ball alive and turned it back for an unmarked Bertrand to blast home.
  • See also

    * passim English prepositions