Definitions

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

Middle English : al, all; see all + though, though; see though.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English, from Old English althagh, compound of eall ("all (emphatic)") + þeah ("though") (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Frank calls him Jedgar sometimes and the Director likes the name although he never lets on—it is medieval and princely and wily-dark.

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  • Reasons for reading: the title although I confess I thought it was "Militant Housewives" until the end of the book; mystery for the Triple 8 Challenge; Michael Bond created Paddington Bear!

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  • Last year she had the misfortune to be in the path of Venus Williams' rampage to the title although she did play a stirring match against Nicole Vaidisova in the quarterfinal the round before her thumping loss to Venus.

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  • And while the film is more butterfly effect the the miscommunication implied by the title although that is there to a lesser degree, things comes together in a quite sophisticated way – a sharp and edgy blend of melodrama and pathos that dwarfs attempts at such by several other filmmakers and or compilation projects.

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  • As you say his ability to evoke a mood and create wonderful out of the ordinary page layouts coupled with superb detailed art makes him THE best artist associated with the title although he was around at the wrong end of the titles run so he'll always be overshadowed by gulacy in most peopl's eyes.

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  • I don't consider myself a conservative in the true, traditional meaning of the term although I regularly get mistaken for one, but it is possible to be both conservative and intelligent.

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  • But he LOVES to speak in English, although is English is often an inaccurate translation of his Arabic thoughts.

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  • Strictly Come Dancing without another credential to her name although her Wikipedia "career" entry is endearingly plumped with "accompanied him regularly on tour, looking after his wardrobe and diet".

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  • Reading, whose excellent recent form under Brian McDermott had given them an outside chance of a play-off place, and left Chris Hughton's side needing only a point to secure the title although with a markedly superior goal difference to West Bromwich Albion, they have effectively won it already.

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  • Chelsea now find themselves in a commanding position to take another title although

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  • While.

    November 12, 2007

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

    December 3, 2006

  • http://home.comcast.net/~garbl/stylemanual/a.htm

    "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