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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 Etymology: thagh, from þeah, later superseded in many dialects by though, from * (later þó), both from þauh, from to-.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.

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. William Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act 1 scene 4:

    But to my mind, though I am native here And to the manner born, it is a custom More honoured in the breach than the observance.

  2. Christina Pushaw:

    Governor DeSantis seeks the best advice and expertise from all over the world; his detractors simply accept the proclamations of the CDC as though they are infallible, however, the CDC’s guidance has flip-flopped many times, and U.S. public health authorities have lost the trust of the American people. In other countries, COVID-19 is not as politicized, so it makes sense that the EU is following a more data-driven, pro-child approach. Biden is leaning into his signature issue – forced-masking kindergarteners – to distract from the catastrophe in Afghanistan.

  3. Harley Rotbart:

    There is a real delicate balance though; we don't want to make kids paranoid.

  4. Jitesh Ubrani:

    Though it’s important to note that in general, we anticipate smartphone growth, including the iPhone’s, to be much lower than it was in the past.

  5. 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.

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    sound of something in rapid motion
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