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though

conjunction \ ˈt͟hō \

Definition of though

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

Examples of though in a Sentence

  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 and Etymology 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

though Synonyms

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

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though

adverb \ ˈt͟hō \

Definition of though

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

Examples of though in a Sentence

  1. 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. DiamondNew Yorker21 Apr. 21, 2008
  2. I'd have thought the guy'd remember me and my car …  . He didn't act like it though —Dagoberto GilbThe Magic of Blood1993

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THOUGH Defined for English Language Learners

though

adverb

Definition of though for English Language Learners

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


THOUGH Defined for Kids

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though

conjunction \ ˈt͟hō \

Definition of though for Students

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

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though

adverb

Definition of though for Students

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


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