although

[awl-thoh]

conjunction

in spite of the fact that; even though; though.

Nearby words

  1. althea,
  2. althing,
  3. altho,
  4. althorn,
  5. althorp house,
  6. althusser,
  7. alti-,
  8. altigraph,
  9. altiloquent,
  10. altimeter

Origin of although

1275–1325; Middle English al thogh all (adv.) even + though

SYNONYMS FOR although
notwithstanding (that), even if, albeit (that).

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British Dictionary definitions for although

although

conjunction

(subordinating) despite the fact that; even thoughalthough she was ill, she worked hard
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Word Origin and History for although

although

conj.

early 14c., althagh, compound of all + though, showing once-common emphatic use of all. "All though was originally more emphatic than though, but by 1400 it was practically only a variant of it, and all having thus lost its independent force, the phrase was written as one word" [OED].

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