American English

Definition of though conjunction from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1despite the fact that synonym although Anne was fond of Tim, though he often annoyed her. Though she gave no sign, I was sure she had seen me. His clothes, though old and worn, looked clean and of good quality. Strange though it may sound, I was pleased it was over.
  2. 2used to add a fact or an opinion that makes the previous statement less strong or less important They're very different, though they did seem to get on well when they met. He'll probably say no, though it's worth asking. Which Word?although / even though / though You can use these words to show contrast between two clauses or two sentences. You can use although, even though, and though at the beginning of a sentence or clause that has a verb. Notice where the commas go:Although/Even though/Though everyone played well, we lost the game. We lost the game, although/even though/though everyone played well. You cannot use even on its own instead of although, even though, or though at the beginning of a sentence or clause:Even everyone played well, we lost the game.
  3. Idioms
    as if/as though
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     in a way that suggests something He behaved as if nothing had happened. It sounds as though you had a good time. It's my birthday. As if you didn't know! “Don't say anything.” “As if I would!(= surely you do not expect me to)
    even if/though
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    despite the fact or belief that; no matter whether I'll get there, even if I have to walk. I like her, even though she can be annoying at times.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: though