Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • conj. Even though; although; notwithstanding: clear albeit cold weather.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • conj. Despite its being; although.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conj. Even though; although; notwithstanding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Although; notwithstanding that.

Etymologies

Middle English al be it : al, even if; see all + be : subjunctive of ben, to be; see be + it, it; see it.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Middle English, completely though it be, from al (completely) + be (3rd person singular present subjunctive of been to be) + it (Wiktionary)

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  • Unmarked American pronunciation on Forvo.

    July 1, 2009

  • Is it pronounced All-be-it (as you see it) or Al-bite (as the scandinavians might)?

    July 1, 2009

  • Used in place of eventhough-It us a conjunction

    April 28, 2008

  • To be willing to suffer for the sake of freedom and justice is noble, albeit a bit stupid.

    August 19, 2007

  • Hmm...you know, I think I like your pronunciation better, seanmeade. :-)

    March 30, 2007

  • learned this from reading, never having heard it. thought for the longest time is was a French word pronounced to rhyme with 'weigh'

    March 30, 2007

  • His trip was successful, albeit tiring.

    March 30, 2007