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though meaning

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  • Adverb
    1. (conjunctive) Despite that; however.
      1. I will do it, though. ‎
    2. (degree) Used to intensify statements or questions; indeed.
      1. "Man, it's hot in here." — "Isn't it, though?" ‎
  • Conjunction
    1. Despite the fact that; although.
      1. Though it’s risky, it’s worth taking the chance. ‎
    2. (archaic) If, that, even if.
      1. We shall be not sorry though the man die tonight. ‎
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • And even though I have gone on to find other interests, I remain at heart a "trufan."
      • Likewise, 24.2% of the recombinants contained genetic contributions from the A2 subsubtype, though no pure A2 strains were found.
      • [H]er mood, though consistently excited, was labile in affect, with sudden veerings from stormy hypomania to fearfulness and agitated depression. — Oliver Sacks, Awakenings.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • Though he prayed for a moose, just one moose,all game seemed to have deserted the land, and nightfall found the exhausted man crawling into camp, lighthanded, heavyhearted.
      • Though the Constitution grants Iraq’s only elected body wide powers to pass laws and investigate, sectarian divisions and the need for a twothirds majority in some cases have often led to deadlock.
      • Though a king may abdicate for his own person, he cannot abdicate for the monarchy.

Meaning of though for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "though" is an adverb, more specifically, a conjunctive adverb, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a conjunction.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Conjunctive adverbs
        • Degree adverbs
          • Uncomparable adverbs
          • Conjunctions
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