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

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Similarly to the chorizo though, the Whole30-approved and paleo-compliant carne asada will only be available for a limited time. Ana Calderone, PEOPLE.com, "Chipotle Is Adding Carne Asada to Its Menu Nationwide," 17 Sep. 2019 The amphibious glider can stay afloat, even if the sea is a little choppy (big waves are a problem, though). Scientific American, "Drenchable Drones, Prickly Cells and Face-Tracked Chimps: Science GIFs to Start Your Week," 16 Sep. 2019 What's notable, though, is that action saw 73,000 workers walking the picket lines. Chris Morris, Fortune, "Why Nearly 50,000 GM Auto Workers Just Went On Strike," 16 Sep. 2019 Google's Pixel phones have always been about software, though. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google’s next flagship smartphone launches October 15," 16 Sep. 2019 Getting ready for fall doesn’t have to be a strain on your pockets though, Sis. Dominique Hobdy, Essence, "These Sophisticated Staples Under $40 Will Elevate Your Fall Wardrobe," 16 Sep. 2019 All our yesterdays To Yonfan, though, this is the misplaced arrogance of youth. The Economist, "A counter-revolutionary love story from Hong Kong," 14 Sep. 2019 Again, though, Wayne's single-season performances are arguably short of the hall of fame. Nat Newell, Indianapolis Star, "Which of the Colts' 8 nominees will make the Pro Football Hall of Fame?," 13 Sep. 2019 What is notable, though, is that Remedy may be using the opportunity to continue one of the most beloved cult classic game franchises of the modern era. Wired, "Loot Boxes Should Be Regulated as Gambling, Parliament Says," 13 Sep. 2019

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

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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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