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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
though /ðoʊ/USA pronunciation   conj. 
  1. in spite of the fact that;
    although;
    notwithstanding that:Though we tried hard, we lost the game.
  2. even if; granting that:(Even) Though I walk in the valley shadowed by death, I will not be afraid.

adv. 
  1. for all that;
    however:Though fast, he wasn't fast enough.
idiom
  1. Idiomsas though, as if:It seemed as though the place was deserted.


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
though (ᵺō), 
conj. 
  1. (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.
  2. even if; granting that (often prec. by even).
  3. as though, as if:It seems as though the place is deserted.

adv. 
  1. for all that;
    however.
Etymology:
  • Old Norse thō (earlier *thauh); replacing Old English thēah; cognate with German doch, Gothic thauh
  • Middle English thoh 1150–1200
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.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

though /ðəʊ/ conj (subordinating)
  1. (sometimes preceded by even) despite the fact that: though he tries hard, he always fails, poor though she is, her life is happy
adv
  1. nevertheless; however: he can't dance: he sings well, though
Etymology: Old English theah; related to Old Frisian thāch, Old Saxon, Old High German thōh, Old Norse thō



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