- Though is defined as even if, or in spite of, the fact.
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: Middle English thah, thogh from Old English theah and amp; Old Norse tho, akin to German doch, yet, however, Gothic thauh
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- 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: Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; see to- in Indo-European roots.