\ 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


\ ˈt͟hō How to pronounce though (audio) \

Definition of though (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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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First Known Use of though


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


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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“Though.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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Kids Definition of though

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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



Kids Definition of though (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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