What does the word tho mean?

Usage examples for tho

  1. His father, who was a considerable dealer in wool, had so large a family, ten children in all, that tho' he was his eldest son, he could give him no better education than his own employment. – Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D. Nichol Smith
  2. New Hampshire, tho' growing in population, and amongst the first states in personal bravery, cannot yet stand alone. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  3. The activity of such, tho imperceptible, is extensive. – The Columbiad by Joel Barlow