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though

[ thoh ]
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conjunction

(used in introducing a subordinate clause, which is often marked by ellipsis) notwithstanding that; in spite of the fact that; although: Though he tried very hard, he failed the course.
even if; granting that (often preceded by even).

adverb

for all that; however.

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Idioms for though

    as though, as if: It seems as though the place is deserted.

Origin of though

1150–1200; Middle English thoh<Old Norse thō (earlier *thauh); replacing Old English thēah; cognate with German doch,Gothic thauh

words often confused with though

Among some conservatives there is a traditional objection to the use of though in place of although as a conjunction. However, the latter (earlier all though ) was originally an emphatic form of the former, and there is nothing in contemporary English usage to justify such a distinction.
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British Dictionary definitions for though

though
/ (ðəʊ) /

conjunction (subordinating)

(sometimes preceded by even) despite the fact thatthough he tries hard, he always fails; poor though she is, her life is happy
as though as ifhe looked as though he'd seen a ghost

adverb

nevertheless; howeverhe can't dance: he sings well, though

Word Origin for though

Old English theah; related to Old Frisian thāch, Old Saxon, Old High German thōh, Old Norse thō
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Idioms and Phrases with though

though

see as if (though).

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