from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- conj. Informal Although.
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- conj. Alternative spelling of although.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- conj. Although.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A simplified spelling of although.
The botanical name comes from the Greek word "altho," which means "to cure."
The generic name Althaea is derived from the Greek word altho, "to cure", while the specific name officinalis refers to its long history as a medicinal plant, used since Roman times, and as a confection.
He should be more fair otherwise people will stop sending him content like I have … altho from the quality of the DJ Wig boot I’d need not worry (DJ Wig has done some ok or good boots, not good enough for Charles as yet, but that’s not one of them).
I wonder if that Inoue fellow is related to the senator from Hawaii, Daniel Inouye (same Japanese name altho spelled differently in English letters).
'It is very good now,' says he, 'altho' it wants something yet. '
It hadn't gooan monny yards when Joa saw he mud awther thrust or stop thear all th 'neet, an' altho 'th' rate they wor gooin at wor slow enuff to suit even one a 'Joa's disposition, yet th' sweeat rolled off him, for he'd quite as mich to do as th 'horse.
Amang this lot 'at aw'm tellin abaat ther didn't happen to be a stranger, an' soa th 'owd tales wor tell'd ovver agean, an' altho 'some on 'em wor ommost asleep, they allus laft at th' reight spot, for if they didn't hear a word 'at wor sed, they knew th' time when it owt to come in.
After iverybody had getten supplied ther wor quietness for abaat five minutes, an 'altho' nobdy wanted owt to ait, fatty cakes an 'buttered muffins went aght o'th' seet like winkin.
It woint oft he did that sooart o 'thing, but when he did he carried it on for a wick or a fortnit, an' altho 'his father had left a nice little farm for him an' his mother, yet it sooin dwindled to nowt, for what wi 'neglectin his wark, an' spendin a bit o 'brass, it wor like a cannel lit at booath ends, it sooin swealed up.
While many of the goofiest constructs were jettisoned over the years, the Tribune used "altho" thru the day in 1974 that then-editor Clayton Kirkpatrick finally put a stop to it all.