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 This time though, those tech firms, too, may be less eager to crowd into older offices that lack post-COVID safety amenities. BostonGlobe.com, "As the downtown office market stalls, new towers still rise," 17 Apr. 2021 The delay among incumbents isn't only in swing states though, particularly with Trump promising political revenge against his critics, including those within his own party. Kendall Karson, ABC News, "What the 1st fundraising quarter signals about 2022 Senate map," 17 Apr. 2021 Nineteen months later, though, Prograis is fully on board with the trend. Josh Katzowitz, Forbes, "Regis Prograis Looks To Steal The Show On The Jake Paul-Ben Askren Undercard," 17 Apr. 2021 The entire receiver room, though, is almost overflowing with talent. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Ohio State football spring game FREE LIVE STREAM (4/17/21): How to watch, TV | C.J. Stroud, Jack Miller, Kyle McCord," 17 Apr. 2021 There are a couple of exceptions, though, as the science journalists Kai Kupferschmidt and Gretchen Vogel explained in March. Roxanne Khamsi, The Atlantic, "The Blood-Clot Problem Is Multiplying," 16 Apr. 2021 Still ever present, though, are CH Projects’ signature whimsy, fanciful design and obsessive attention to detail. San Diego Union-Tribune, "East Village’s Neighborhood restaurant gets a $2M reboot — plus a hidden bar," 16 Apr. 2021 The final key, though, is Dr. Orna Guralnik, the therapist at the center of the series. Kathryn Vanarendonk, Vulture, "Trust Me, You Want to Watch Couples Therapy," 16 Apr. 2021 More of a problem, though, is the question of who exactly might attend. Christopher Bonanos, Curbed, "Lincoln Center Wants You to Lie Down on Its Plaza," 16 Apr. 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 22 Apr. 2021.

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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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