Meaning of “although” in the English Dictionary

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"although" in British English

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althoughconjunction

uk /ɔːlˈðəʊ/ us /ɑːlˈðoʊ/

B1 despite the fact that:

She walked home by herself, although she knew that it was dangerous.
He decided to go, although I begged him not to.

B1 but:

He's rather shy, although he's not as bad as he used to be.
She'll be coming tonight, although I don't know exactly when.

More examples

  • Mysteriously, the light came on, although no one was near the switch.
  • I have the greatest respect for his ideas, although I don't agree with them.
  • They won the war, although it cost them millions of lives.
  • In the final straight Meyers stumbled, and although he didn't fall it was enough to lose him first place.
  • At 84 he's still quite active, although he walks with the aid of a stick.

Grammar

(Definition of “although” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"although" in American English

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althoughconjunction

us /ɔlˈðoʊ/

despite the fact that, or despite being:

He decided to go, although I begged him not to.

(Definition of “although” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)