[th oh] /ðoʊ/
(used in introducing a subordinate clause, which is often marked by ellipsis) notwithstanding that; in spite of the fact that; although:
"Though he tried very hard, he failed the course."
even if; granting that (often preceded by even).
for all that; however.
as though, as if:
"It seems as though the place is deserted."
1150–1200; Middle English thoh < Old Norse thō (earlier *thauh); replacing Old English thēah; cognate with German doch, Gothic thauh
Usage note
Among some conservatives there is a traditional objection to the use of though in place of although as a conjunction. However, the latter (earlier all though) was originally an emphatic form of the former, and there is nothing in contemporary English usage to justify such a distinction.
Example Sentences for though
It's early research, though, and the technology needs to be developed further.
Though injection is a time-honored means of delivering the goods, it has significant drawbacks.
We'll still have to qualify this as a rumor, though.
Direct calls would be cheaper, though the study did not say by how much.
Collecting and processing more of the radio spectrum requires more power, though, because more frequencies must be sorted through.
It's almost as though you're not capturing an image, so much as you're capturing a piece of reality, which contains many images.
Getting doctors to accept the new tool will be key to realizing that vision, though.
Touchscreens have one other feature though--they're smart.
Once the crisis is over, though, apathy breaks up this cohesion.
The technologies using heat, though, require vast amounts of energy.
British Dictionary definitions for though
though (ðəʊ)
1.  (sometimes preceded by even) despite the fact that: though he tries hard, he always fails; poor though she is, her life is happy
2.  as though as if: he looked as though he'd seen a ghost
3.  nevertheless; however: he can't dance: he sings well, though
[Old English theah; related to Old Frisian thāch, Old Saxon, Old High German thōh, Old Norse thō]

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Word Origin and History for though
c.1200, from O.E. þeah, and in part from O.N. þo "though," both from P.Gmc. *thaukh (cf. Goth. þauh, O.Fris. thach, M.Du., Du. doch, O.H.G. doh, Ger. doch), from PIE demonstrative pronoun *to- (see that). The evolution of the terminal sound did not follow laugh, tough, etc., though a tendency to end the word in "f" existed c.1300-1750 and persists in dialects.
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see as if (though).

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