Definitions For Albeit


although, although, despite (it) being.

Usage notes

The word albeit historically also introduced an independent clause as although does (as in the Shakespearean quote above); however after the Early Modern English period, it ceased to do so, and today only introduces a noun phrase, adjectival phrase, adverbial phrase, or dependent clause. Rarely, albethey is used when the meaning is “despite (the multiple things) being” rather than “despite (the single thing) being”; this is nonstandard, based on a flawed interpretation of albeit.


as much as, though; see also thesaurus:even though

Related terms



Arabic: وَلَو Bulgarian: мака́р, мака́р и Catalan: encara que, tanmateix, però Chinese: : Mandarin: 雖然, sc=Hani, 虽然, tr=suīrán, sc=Hani Czech: třebaže Danish: omend, selv om Dutch: alhoewel, hoewel, ofschoon Esperanto: kvankam Finnish: vaikka, vaikkakin, joskin French: bien que, quoique Galician: inanque, aínda que, maxer, macar, decasí, porén, malia, embora, orasme, decontra, emporiso, noustante German: wenn auch, wenngleich, obgleich, obschon Greek: καίτοι, μολονότι Gujarati: જોકે, પરંતુ, તેમ છતાં Hindi: किन्तु, परन्तु Ido: quankam Interlingue: benque, malgré que, etsi Italian: benché Japanese: とはいえ (to wa ie, sc=Jpan), であるが (dearu ga, sc=Jpan) Latin: etsi Lithuanian: nors ir Norwegian: selv om, om enn Occitan: malgrat, tot ben que, encara que Persian: اگرچه, tr=agarče, هرچند, tr=harčand Polish: chociaż Portuguese: se bem que, mesmo que, ainda que Romanian: totuși, dar Russian: хотя́ Serbo-Croatian: : Cyrillic: иако, sc=Cyrl, мада, sc=Cyrl, премда, sc=Cyrl, чак и ако, sc=Cyrl : Roman: iako, mada, premda, čak i ako Slovak: aj keď Slovene: četudi, čeprav Spanish: aunque, no obstante, si bien Swedish: om än Turkish: her ne kadar, yine, gerçi, ise de

Alternative forms

{{alter, en, albe}}


From the Middle English - expression al be it (that), itself shortened from althagh it be that, t=although it be that, and thus composed from {{com, enm, al, t1=completely, entirely, be, pos2=3rd person singular present subjunctive of been, t=to be, it}}.


albite, betail, libate

Is Albeit a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Albeit is worth 8 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Albeit in a Sentence

  • She appeared on the show, albeit briefly.
  • It was an amazing computer, albeit expensive.

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