though

though
though [ ðou ] function word ***
Though can be used in the following ways:
as a conjunction (connecting two clauses or phrases):
Though she was very tired, she could not sleep.
as a way of showing how a sentence is related to what has already been said (usually at the end of a sentence):
Economics is a difficult subject. It's interesting, though.
1. ) used for introducing a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising: ALTHOUGH:
Though the U.K. is only a small country, it has played an important role in history.
The hike, though difficult, involved no real danger.
even though: He went on fighting even though he was wounded.
poor though they are/dark though it was etc.: Poor though her family was, they would never ask for help.
2. ) used for introducing a statement that makes what you have just said seem less true or less likely: ALTHOUGH:
I really enjoyed your lecture, though there were some parts I didn't quite understand.
I departed willingly, though sadly.
3. ) used when adding a statement or question that seems surprising after the previous statement or that makes the previous statement seem less true:
It's a little like a crossword puzzle more complicated, though.
The Savoy's a very nice hotel. Isn't it rather expensive, though?
The local food is delicious. A word of warning though avoid the salads.
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Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Though — ([th][=o]), conj. [OE. thogh, [thorn]ah, AS. [eth]e[ a]h, [eth][=ae]h, [eth][=e]h; akin to OS. th[=o]h, OFries. thach, D. & G. doch but, yet, OHG. doh but, yet though, Icel. [thorn][=o] yet, nevertheless, Sw. dock, Dan. dog, Goth. [thorn][ a]uh,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • though — though, although, albeit introduce subordinate clauses stating something that is or may be true in spite of what is asserted in the main clause. Though, the most widely used of these words, can introduce a clause that states an established fact… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • though — [thō] conj. [ME thah, thogh < OE theah & ON tho, akin to Ger doch, yet, however, Goth thauh] 1. in spite of the fact that; notwithstanding that; although [though the car was repaired, it rattled] 2. and yet [they will probably win, though no… …   English World dictionary

  • Though — Though, adv. However; nevertheless; notwithstanding; used in familiar language, and in the middle or at the end of a sentence. [1913 Webster] I would not be as sick though for his place. Shak. [1913 Webster] A good cause would do well, though.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • though — c.1200, from O.E. þeah, and in part from O.N. þo though, both from P.Gmc. *thaukh (Cf. Goth. þauh, O.Fris. thach, M.Du., Du. doch, O.H.G. doh, Ger. doch), from PIE demonstrative pronoun *to (see THAT (Cf. that)). The evolution of the terminal… …   Etymology dictionary

  • though — [adv] however after all, all the same, for all that, howbeit, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, still, still and all, withal, yet; concept 544 though [conj] while albeit, allowing, although, but, despite, despite the fact, even if, even …   New thesaurus

  • though — ► CONJUNCTION 1) despite the fact that; although. 2) however; but. ► ADVERB ▪ however: he was able to write, though. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • though — index regardless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • though — ♦ (Pronounced [[t]ðoʊ[/t]] for meanings 1 and 2, and [[t]ðo͟ʊ[/t]] for meanings 3 to 5.) 1) CONJ SUBORD You use though to introduce a statement in a subordinate clause which contrasts with the statement in the main clause. You often use though to …   English dictionary

  • though — though1 W1S1 [ðəu US ðou] conj 1.) used to introduce a statement that makes the main statement coming after it seem surprising, unlikely, or unexpected = ↑although ▪ Though she s almost 40, she still plans to compete. ▪ Pascal went ahead with the …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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