conjunction \ˈthō\

Definition of THOUGH

:  in spite of the fact that :  while <though they know the war is lost, they continue to fight — Bruce Bliven †1977>
:  in spite of the possibility that :  even if <though I may fail, I will try>

Examples of THOUGH

  1. Though it was raining, we went hiking.
  2. <though it has no well-known actors in it, the movie has become the sleeper hit of the summer>

Origin of THOUGH

Middle English, adverb & conjunction, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse thō nevertheless; akin to Old English thēah nevertheless, Old High German doh
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to THOUGH

albeit, as, howbeit, much as, notwithstanding, although, when, whereas, while, whilst [chiefly British]

Rhymes with THOUGH


adverb \ˈthō\

—used when you are saying something that is different from or contrasts with a previous statement

Full Definition of THOUGH

:  however, nevertheless <It's hard work. I enjoy it though>

Examples of THOUGH

  1. <I know we didn't win, but I was happy with how we played, though.>
  2. Even as late as 1492, all of North America, sub-Saharan Africa, Australia, New Guinea, and the Pacific islands, and most of Central and South America didn't have states and instead operated under simpler forms of societal organization (chiefdoms, tribes, and bands). Today, though, the whole world map is divided into states. —Jared M. Diamond, New Yorker, 21 Apr. 21, 2008

Origin of THOUGH

(see 1though)
First Known Use: 13th century


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