though

conjunction
\ ˈt͟hō How to pronounce though (audio) \

Definition of though

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

though

adverb
\ ˈt͟hō How to pronounce though (audio) \

Definition of though (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Examples of though in a Sentence

Conjunction Though it was raining, we went hiking. though it has no well-known actors in it, the movie has become the sleeper hit of the summer Adverb 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 I'd have thought the guy'd remember me and my car …  . He didn't act like it though — Dagoberto Gilb, The Magic of Blood, 1993
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb These days, though, Abreu is content to buckle into a sprint car or midget and sling dirt. Dave Kallmann, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 5 June 2021 The concern for the owner though is the risk of people tampering with the 34-pound robots and losing his food. Arlene Borenstein-zuluaga, sun-sentinel.com, 4 June 2021 Not all indicators are positive though, Konkel noted. Adrienne Roberts And Kristi Tanner, Detroit Free Press, 4 June 2021 Getting the ship and its crew to the port, though, is a first step. Richard Tribou, orlandosentinel.com, 4 June 2021 For now, though, there are signs that many of the unemployed remain cautious about seeking jobs. Christopher Rugaber, ajc, 4 June 2021 Potential policy solutions, though, are not in short supply. Matthew Brown, USA TODAY, 4 June 2021 For now, though, there are signs that many of the unemployed remain cautious about seeking jobs. BostonGlobe.com, 4 June 2021 Not all those cases were necessarily severe COVID-19, though — some may have been people who tested positive for the virus while they were hospitalized for something else. Erin Allday, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 June 2021

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First Known Use of though

Conjunction

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for though

Conjunction and Adverb

Middle English, adverb & conjunction, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse thō nevertheless; akin to Old English thēah nevertheless, Old High German doh

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Time Traveler for though

Time Traveler

The first known use of though was before the 12th century

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“Though.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/though. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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More Definitions for though

though

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of though

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

though

conjunction
\ ˈt͟hō How to pronounce though (audio) \

Kids Definition of though

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: although sense 1 Though it was raining, we went out.

though

adverb

Kids Definition of though (Entry 2 of 2)

: however sense 3, nevertheless He's been quiet. Not for long, though.

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