- 1Despite the fact that; although: though they were speaking in undertones, Philip could hear themMore example sentences
- 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 beMore example sentences
- 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 thatMore example sentences
- 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.
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- However (indicating that a factor qualifies or imposes restrictions on what was said previously): I was hunting for work. Jobs were scarce thoughMore example sentences
- I wish them all the best though, and fully appreciate the time and effort they put in.
- The service is not slow though, we get a jug of iced water right away and a young waiter soon arrives to take our order.
- In these opening weeks of the season, though, he will remain a figure of possibility.
Old English thēah, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch and German doch; superseded in Middle English by forms from Old Norse thó, thau.
On the differences in use between though and although, see although (usage).