WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
though /ðoʊ/USA pronunciation   conj. 
  1. in spite of the fact that;
    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.

  1. for all that;
    however:Though fast, he wasn't fast enough.
  1. Idiomsas 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. 
  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.

  1. for all that;
  • 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.

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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
  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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Collocations: though I would love to [go, see, try], though in [many, some] examples this is (not) the case, though its numbers are [low, small, high], I still, more...

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