Definition of though in English:

though

Syllabification: though
Pronunciation: /T͟Hō
 
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conjunction

  • 1Despite the fact that; although: though they were speaking in undertones, Philip could hear them
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    • Haylage is becoming more popular and though it is more expensive than hay, has a higher feed value.
    • In fact, though the alarm has some basis in fact, it should be treated with scepticism.
    • The fact on which he now relies is that though he stole, he did not in fact threaten violence.
  • 1.1 [with modal] Even if (introducing a possibility): you will be informed of its progress, slow though that may be
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    • We also have many ways of saying that, though something may, in fact, not be the case, it could be.
    • Trivial though facts may be, he wanted to know what he was up against.
  • 1.2However; but (introducing something opposed to or qualifying what has just been said): her first name was Rose, though no one called her that
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    • The Japanese still have a chance of qualifying, though they need at least another goal.
    • He tried it in a local chalk pit where he usually rode and was pleased with it, though he found brake problems.
    • Two bombs hit the ship, neither of which exploded, though one man died in the raid.
    Synonyms
    although, even though/if, in spite of the fact that, despite the fact that, notwithstanding (the fact) that, for all that

adverb

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Phrases

as though

see as1.

even though

see even1.

Origin

Old English thēah, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German doch; superseded in Middle English by forms from Old Norse thó, thau.

Usage

On the differences in use between though and although, see although (usage).

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