1. Despite the fact that; although: He still argues, though he knows he's wrong. Even though it was raining, she walked to work.
2. Conceding or supposing that; even if: Though they may not succeed, they will still try. See Usage Note at although.
1. However; nevertheless: Snow is not predicted; we can expect some rain, though.
2. Informal Used as an intensive: Wouldn't that beat all, though?
[Middle English, of Scandinavian origin; see to- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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