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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017 though /ðoʊ/
USA pronunciation conj.
in spite of the fact that; although; notwithstanding that: Though we tried hard, we lost the game.
even if; granting that: (Even) Though I walk in the valley shadowed by death, I will not be afraid. adv.
for all that; however: Though fast, he wasn't fast enough. Idioms
Idioms as though, as if: It seemed as though the place was deserted. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017 though (ᵺō),
USA pronunciation conj.
(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 prec. by even).
as though, as if: It seems as though the place is deserted. adv.
for all that; however.
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) ( ) sometimes preceded by even despite the fact that: though he tries hard, he always fails, poor though she is, her life is happy adv 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
though' also found in these entries:
—though none admitted to eating a human being or considering it as an option [parallel construction]
... as if ... , ... as though ... , ... like ...
... education and unemployment were among their top five concerns, 'though'.
... given that the latter, though also desirable, must be subject to the limits imposed by ...
... not only ....., though ......
..., though, ...
...this topic <though/though as> we're not here to show....
'() Real enough,' she said, 'though I handled most of his training.'
'Although' vs 'Even Though'
'and' & 'though'
'even if' or 'even though' or 'despite'
300 people died, though/but the government announced
A lawyer though he was... / Lawyer though he was...
additionally, in addition, besides, moreover, furthermore, admittedly, though, even though, while
After Passing Though or After Passed Through
albeit / even though
although / even though
although / even though I have license?
although /though...yet .... [subjunctive?]
Although & Even though + [Simple past]
Although & Though
Although or though?
although, even though
Although, even though, even if, though
<Although, though> don't be surprised if you see ...
Although, though: Is there any difference?
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