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Meaning of though by Wiktionary Dictionary



    Middle English thagh, thaugh from Old English þēah, later superceded in many dialects by Middle English thogh, though from Old Norse *þóh ( later þó ), both from Proto-Germanic *þauh ( “though” ) from Proto-Indo-European *to-. Akin to Old Frisian þāh "though", Old Saxon þōh "though" ( Dutch doch ), Old High German dōh "though, but, yet, nevertheless" ( German doch ). More at that .


    • ( UK ) IPA: /ðəʊ/, SAMPA: /D@U/
    • ( US ) IPA: /ðoʊ/, SAMPA: /DoU/
    • Rhymes: -əʊ


    though ( not comparable )

    1. ( conjunctive ) Despite that; however .
      I will do it, though .
    2. ( degree ) Used to intensify statements or questions; indeed .
      "Man, it's hot in here." — "Isn't it, though?"




    1. Despite the fact that; although .
      Though it’s risky, it’s worth taking the chance .
    2. ( archaic ) If, that, even if .
      We be not sorry though the man dies tonight .

    Usage notes



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Explanation of though by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. however

    2. it might be unpleasant, though

    Definition of though by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Though ( thō ), conj. [OE. thogh, þah, AS. ðeáh, ðǣh, ðēh; akin to OS. thōh, OFries. thach, D. & G. doch but, yet, OHG. doh but, yet though, Icel. þō yet, nevertheless, Sw. dock, Dan. dog, Goth. þáuh, þáu, than, or, yet; of uncertain origin. √184.] Granting, admitting, or supposing that; notwithstanding that; if.

      Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him. Job xiii. 15.

      Not that I so affirm, though so it seem. Milton.

      ☞ It is compounded with all in although. See Although.

      As though, as if.

      In the vine were three branches; and it was as though it budded. Gen. xl. 10.

    2. Though, adv. However; nevertheless; notwithstanding; -- used in familiar language, and in the middle or at the end of a sentence.

      I would not be as sick though for his place. Shak.

      A good cause would do well, though. Dryden.