however


1how·ev·er

conjunction \ha-ˈe-vər\

: in whatever manner or way

Full Definition of HOWEVER

1
:  in whatever manner or way that <will help however I can>
2
archaic :  although

Examples of HOWEVER

  1. Do it however you like.
  2. I will help however I can.

First Known Use of HOWEVER

14th century

2however

adverb

—used when you are saying something that is different from or contrasts with a previous statement

: to whatever degree or extent : no matter how

—used as a more forceful way of saying how

Full Definition of HOWEVER

1
a :  in whatever manner or way <shall serve you, sir, truly, however else — Shakespeare>
b :  to whatever degree or extent <has done this for however many thousands of years — Emma Hawkridge>
2
:  in spite of that :  on the other hand <still seems possible, however, that conditions will improve> <would like to go; however, I think I'd better not>
3
:  how in the world <however did you manage to do it>

Examples of HOWEVER

  1. <I'm all out of eggs; however, I can still make us a nice breakfast.>

First Known Use of HOWEVER

14th century

Related to HOWEVER

Synonyms
even so, howbeit, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, still, still and all, though, withal, yet, all the same (or just the same), at the same time

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