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

  • conj. Regardless of the fact that; even though.

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  • conj. Though, even though, in spite of the fact that: introducing a clause that expresses a concession.
  • conj. But, except.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conj. Grant all this; be it that; supposing that; notwithstanding; though.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Admitting that; in spite of the fact that; notwithstanding (that); though.


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

Middle English : al, all; see all + though, though; see though.

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From Middle English, from Old English althagh, compound of eall ("all (emphatic)") + þeah ("though")


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  • While.

    November 12, 2007

  • Thanks! Nice resource, too; I'll have to bookmark that.

    December 3, 2006


    "These words are interchangeable as conjunctions. Some people think although is more formal or more emphatic. Though also works as an adverb meaning 'however' at the end of a sentence: She promised to do her homework, though. Though also is used in the idioms as though and even though."

    December 3, 2006

  • So what are the rules regarding the use of "although" vs. "though"?

    December 3, 2006