- The definition of although is regardless of a fact.
Buying something even if it is expensive is an example of although.
in spite of the fact that; granting that; though
Origin of althoughMiddle English ; from all, al, even + though
- Regardless of the fact that; even though: Although the room is big, it won't hold all that furniture.
- But; however: He says he has a dog, although I've never seen it.
Origin of althoughMiddle English : al, all; see all + though, though; see though. Usage Note: As conjunctions, although and though are generally interchangeable: Although (or though) she smiled, she was angry. Although usually occurs at the beginning of its clause (as in the preceding example), whereas though may occur elsewhere and is the more common term when used to link words or phrases, as in wiser though poorer. In certain constructions, however, only though is acceptable. When though introduces only a part of a clause rather than a whole clause, although is not possible: Most people in attendance applauded loudly after the performance, though (not although) not everyone. Another construction that requires though is the following: Fond though (not although) I am of sports, I'd rather not sit through another basketball game.
- When conjunctions, the words "although" and "though" are generally interchangeable:
- Although she smiled, she was angry. = Though she smiled, she was angry.
- "Although" is usually placed at the beginning of its clause, whereas "though" may occur elsewhere and is the more common term when used to link words or phrases (as in "wiser though poorer"). In certain constructions, only "though" is acceptable:
- Fond though I am of sports, I'd rather not sit through another basketball game.
From Middle English, from Old English althagh, compound of eall (“all (emphatic)”) + þeah (“though”)