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however

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conjunction how·ev·er \hau̇-ˈe-vər\

Simple Definition of however

  • : in whatever manner or way

Full Definition of however

  1. 1 :  in whatever manner or way that <will help however I can>

  2. 2 archaic :  although

Examples of however

  1. Do it however you like.

  2. I will help however I can.



14th Century

First Known Use of however

14th century


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however

adverb how·ev·er

Simple Definition of however

  • —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. 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. 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. 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.>



14th Century

First Known Use of however

14th century


HOWEVER Defined for Kids

however

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adverb how·ev·er \hau̇-ˈe-vər\

Definition of however

  1. 1 :  to whatever degree or extent <Finish the job however long it takes.>

  2. 2 :  in whatever way <However you want to do it is fine.>

  3. 3 :  in spite of that <The car was old. It did, however, get us home.>





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