although

conjunction al·though \ ȯl-ˈt͟hō \
variants: or less commonly altho

Definition of although

: in spite of the fact that : even though
  • They are good friends, although they don't see each other very often.

Examples of although in a Sentence

  1. although I've been to his house several times, I still can't remember how to get there

Origin and Etymology of although

Middle English although, from al all + though

although Synonyms

Synonyms
albeit, as, howbeit, much as, notwithstanding, though, when, whereas, while, whilst [chiefly British]
Related Words
but, if

ALTHOUGH Defined for English Language Learners

although

conjunction

Definition of although for English Language Learners

  • : despite the fact that


ALTHOUGH Defined for Kids

although

conjunction al·though \ ȯl-ˈt͟hō \

Definition of although for Students

1 : in spite of the fact that
  • Although you say it, you don't mean it.
2 : 1but 1
  • I think it's this way, although I could be wrong.


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