THOUGH, v.i. tho.

1. Grant; admit; allow. "If thy brother be waxen poor--thou shalt relieve him; yea, though he be a stranger." Grant or admit the fact that he is stranger, yet thou shalt relieve him. Lev.25.

Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him. Job.13.

That is, grant or admit that he shall slay me, yet will I trust in him.

Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished. Prov.11.

That is, admit the fact that the wicked unite their strength, yet this will not save them from punishment.

Not that I so affirm, though so it seem.

That is, grant that it seems so, yet I do not so affirm.

2. Used with as.

In the vine were three branches, and it was as though it budded. Gen.40.

So we use as if; it was as if it budded; and if is gif, give. The appearance was like the real fact, if admitted or true.

3. It is used in familiar language, at the end of a sentence.

A good cause would do well though.

This is generally or always elliptical, referring to some expression preceding or understood.

4. It is compounded with all, in although, which see.