although


although
[[t]ɔːlðo͟ʊ[/t]]
1) CONJ-SUBORD You use although to introduce a subordinate clause which contains a statement which contrasts with the statement in the main clause.

Although he is known to only a few, his reputation among them is very great...

Although the shooting has stopped for now, the destruction left behind is enormous.

2) CONJ-SUBORD You use although to introduce a subordinate clause which contains a statement which makes the main clause of the sentence seem surprising or unexpected.

Although I was only six, I can remember seeing it on TV...

Although he was twice as old as us, he became the life and soul of the company.

Syn:
3) CONJ-SUBORD You use although to introduce a subordinate clause which gives some information that is relevant to the main clause but modifies the strength of that statement.

He was in love with her, although a man seldom puts that name to what he feels.

Syn:
4) CONJ-SUBORD You use although when admitting a fact about something which you regard as less important than a contrasting fact.

Although they're expensive, they last forever and never go out of style...

Although not ideal, this attitude is not entirely destructive.


English dictionary. 2008.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • although — although, though Though can always be used instead of although, but the same is not true the other way round. 1. Both words can be used as a conjunction introducing a subordinate clause • (He did well, although he did not win an outright majority …   Modern English usage

  • Although — Al*though , conj. [All + though; OE. al thagh.] Grant all this; be it that; supposing that; notwithstanding; though. [1913 Webster] Although all shall be offended, yet will not I. Mark xiv. 29. [1913 Webster] Syn: {Although}, {Though}. Usage:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • although — index notwithstanding, regardless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • although — early 14c., althagh, compound of ALL (Cf. all) + THOUGH (Cf. though), showing once common emphatic use of all. All though was originally more emphatic than though, but by 1400 it was practically only a variant of it, and all having thus lost its… …   Etymology dictionary

  • although — *though, albeit …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • although — [conj] even though admitting, albeit, despite, despite the fact, even if, even supposing, granting, granting all this, in spite of, much as, notwithstanding, still, supposing, though, when, whereas, while; concept 544 …   New thesaurus

  • although — ► CONJUNCTION 1) in spite of the fact that. 2) but …   English terms dictionary

  • although — [ôl thō′] conj. [ME < all, al, even + THOUGH] in spite of the fact that; granting that; though: now sometimes spelled altho …   English World dictionary

  • although */*/*/ — UK [ɔːlˈðəʊ] / US [ɔlˈðoʊ] conjunction Usage note: Though is used with the same meaning as although, and is more common in spoken English. 1) used for introducing a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising Although he s got a good …   English dictionary

  • although — al|though W1S1 [o:lˈðəu US o:lˈðou] conj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: all even + though] 1.) used to introduce a statement that makes your main statement seem surprising or unlikely = ↑though ▪ Although in poor health, she continued to carry out her …   Dictionary of contemporary English