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Meaning of although by Wiktionary Dictionary


    Alternative forms

    • altho ( informal )
    • altho’
    • allthough ( obsolete )


    From Middle English, from Old English althagh, compound of eall ( “all ( emphatic )” ) + þeah ( “though” )


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ɔːlˈðəʊ/, X-SAMPA: /O:l"D@U/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ɔlˈðoʊ/, IPA: /ɑlˈðoʊ/ ( for speakers with cot-caught merger ) X-SAMPA: /Ol"DoU/
      Rhymes: -əʊ



    1. Though, even though, in spite of the fact that: introducing a clause that expresses a concession .
      Although it was very muddy, the football game went on .
    2. But, except .
      It was difficult, although not as difficult as we had expected .

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Definition of although by GCIDE Dictionary


  1. Although conj. [All + though; OE. al thagh.] Grant all this; be it that; supposing that; notwithstanding; though.

    Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. Mark xiv. 29.

    Syn. -- Although, Though. Although, which originally was perhaps more emphatic than though, is now interchangeable with it in the sense given above. Euphonic consideration determines the choice.