albeit

  • 1 albeit — (15c) is not an archaism, despite its sound and its formation on a subjunctive verb (all be it that); the shorter form albe, attested from about the same date, is now obsolete. Use with a that clause was early suppressed (Chaucer) and is now… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 Albeit — Al be it, conj. [OE. al be although it be, where al is our all. Cf. {Although}.] Even though; although; notwithstanding. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Albeit so masked, Madam, I love the truth. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 albeit — index regardless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 albeit — (conj.) late 14c., a contraction of al be it al(though) it be (that) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 albeit — although, *though …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 albeit — ► CONJUNCTION ▪ though. ORIGIN from all be it …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 albeit — [ôl bē′it] conj. [ME al be it, al(though) it be] although; even though …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 albeit — 01. He is an excellent artist, [albeit] somewhat of a controversial one. 02. After 10 years working for his father, [albeit] somewhat reluctantly, he finally realized his dream of starting his own business. 03. The Fox & Frog is an authentic… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 9 albeit — al|be|it [o:lˈbi:ıt US o:l ] conj formal [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: all be it although it may be ] used to add information that reduces the force or importance of what you have just said = ↑although ▪ He accepted the job, albeit with some… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 albeit — [[t]ɔːlbi͟ːɪt[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl/group You use albeit to introduce a fact or comment which reduces the force or significance of what you have just said. [FORMAL] Charles s letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form. Syn …

    English dictionary

  • 11 albeit — /awl bee it/, conj. although; even if: a peaceful, albeit brief retirement. [1350 1400; ME al be it al(though) it be] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 12 albeit — conjunction /ɔːlˈbi.ɪt/ Despite its being; although. He has a very good idea, albeit a strange one …

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  • 13 albeit — al|be|it [ ɔl biıt ] conjunction FORMAL used for introducing a comment that slightly changes or reduces the effect of what you said before it: The United States finally agreed, albeit unwillingly, to support the UN action …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 albeit — conjunction even though, used to add information or details that are different from what you have already said: It was a small, albeit very important, mistake …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 albeit */ — UK [ɔːlˈbiːɪt] / US [ɔlˈbɪɪt] conjunction formal used for introducing a comment that slightly changes or reduces the effect of what you said before it The United States finally agreed, albeit unwillingly, to support the UN action …

    English dictionary

  • 16 albeit — [ɔːlˈbiːɪt] conjunction formal although The United States finally agreed, albeit unwillingly, to support the UN action.[/ex] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 albeit — al•be•it [[t]ɔlˈbi ɪt[/t]] conj. although; even if: a peaceful, albeit brief retirement[/ex] • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME al be it al(though) it be …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 albeit — /ɔlˈbiɪt / (say awl beeit), /æl / (say al ) conjunction although; notwithstanding that: to choose a strategic albeit inglorious retreat. {Middle English al be it although it be} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 albeit — conj. literary though (he tried, albeit without success) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 albeit — conjunction Etymology: Middle English, literally, all though it be Date: 14th century conceding the fact that ; even though ; although …

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