An example of though is driving in the face of a very dangerous storm.
- in spite of the fact that; notwithstanding that; although: though the car was repaired, it rattled
- and yet: they will probably win, though no one else thinks so
- even if; supposing that: though he may fail, he will have tried
Origin of thoughMiddle English thah, thogh from Old English theah and Old Norse tho, akin to German doch, yet, however, Gothic thauh
- Despite the fact that; although: He still argues, though he knows he's wrong. Even though it was raining, she walked to work.
- Conceding or supposing that; even if: Though they may not succeed, they will still try. See Usage Note at although.
- However; nevertheless: Snow is not predicted; we can expect some rain, though.
- Informal Used as an intensive: Wouldn't that beat all, though?
Origin of thoughMiddle English of Scandinavian origin ; see to- in Indo-European roots.
- (if): This sense is now archaic, except in the fixed expression as though.
From Middle English thaugh, thagh, from Old English Ã¾Ä“ah (“ though, although, even if, that, however, nevertheless, yet, still; whether"), later superseded in many dialects by Middle English though, thogh, from Old Norse *Ã¾Ã³h (later Ã¾Ã³); both from Proto-Germanic *Ã¾auh (“though"), from Proto-Indo-European *to-. Akin to Scots thoch (“though"), Saterland Frisian dach (“though"), West Frisian dÃ´ch, dochs (“though"), Dutch doch (“though"), German doch (“though"), Swedish dock (“however, still"), Icelandic Ã¾Ã³ (“though"). More at that.