What does Though mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thoughadverb

    (postpositive) however

    "it might be unpleasant, though"


  1. thoughadverb

    Despite that; however.

    I will do it, though.

  2. thoughadverb

    Used to intensify statements or questions; indeed.

    "Man, it's hot in here." "Isn't it, though?"

  3. thoughconjunction

    Despite the fact that; although.

    Though it's risky, it's worth taking the chance.

  4. thoughconjunction

    If, that, even if.

    We shall be not sorry though the man die tonight.

  5. Etymology: thagh, from þeah, later superseded in many dialects by though, from * (later þó), both from þauh, from to-. Akin to þah "though", þoh, doch, doh (doch). More at that.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thoughconjunction.

    Etymology: þeah , Saxon; thauh, Gothick.

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

    The sound of love makes your soft heart afraid,
    And guard itself, though but a child invade. Edmund Waller.

    I can desire to perceive those things that God has prepared for those that love him, though they be such as eye hath not seen, ear heard, nor hath it entered into the heart of man to conceive. John Locke.

    Though the name of abstracted ideas is attributed to universal ideas, yet this abstraction is not great. Isaac Watts, Logick.

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

    You shall not quit Cydaria for me:
    ’Tis dangerous though to treat me in this sort,
    And to refuse my offers, though in sport. Dryden.

    A good cause wou’d do well though;
    It gives my sword an edge. John Dryden, Spanish Fryar.


  1. though

    "Though" is a conjunction used to introduce an idea that contrasts or opposes the previous statement, allowing for the inclusion of an alternative perspective or additional information. It signals a subtle shift in thought or introduces a contrasting viewpoint.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Though

    granting, admitting, or supposing that; notwithstanding that; if

  2. Thoughadverb

    however; nevertheless; notwithstanding; -- used in familiar language, and in the middle or at the end of a sentence

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Though

    thō, conj. admitting: allowing: even if notwithstanding. [Lit. 'on that' (condition), A.S. ðeáh, ðéh; cog. with Goth. thau-h, Ice. thó, Ger. doch; from the stem of the.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Though' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #319

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Though' in Written Corpus Frequency: #267

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Though' in Adverbs Frequency: #102

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Though in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Though in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Though in a Sentence

  1. Elie Honig:

    Though Giuliani're Though Giuliani, Though Giuliani job is to zealously represent Though Giuliani client. A lot of times Though Giuliani client maybe has done wrong, but what Though Giuliani can not do as Though Giuliani is just lie.

  2. Albert Einstein:

    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

  3. Stephanie Muldbergs:

    Though Gross waited until the end of Dr. Shear's presentation, and Though Gross went up to Though Gross, and Though Gross said Though Gross knew someone who seemed to fit the condition described in the presentation. Columbia University Shear was kind enough to say,' Well, why don't you have Though Gross call me ?' i went in to see Columbia University Shear. I filled out a lot of forms, and I filled out a form called' The Inventory of Complicated Grief,' on which I scored incredibly high.

  4. William Wordsworth:

    What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower Strength in what remains behind, In the primal sympathy Which having been must ever be, In the soothing thoughts that spring Out of Human suffering, In the faith that looks through death In years that bring philophic mind.

  5. Though Brown:

    I understand there’s a level that I need to get Though Brown to, and once I’ve gotten Though Brown to that level, anything can happen, but there is a level of fitness that you can get yourself to, and I’ve been really successful once I’ve hit that level. [ The hope is to ] get Though Brown to that point and then see what happens.

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