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adverb any·how \-ˌhau̇\

Definition of anyhow

  1. 1a :  in any manner whateverb :  in a haphazard manner

  2. 2a :  at any rateb :  in any event

Examples of anyhow in a Sentence

  1. It's OK if we don't go to the movie. I'm not that interested in seeing it anyhow.

  2. What exactly did she mean by that anyhow?

First Known Use of anyhow

1678


ANYHOW Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of anyhow for English Language Learners

  • : in a way that is not organized or neat : in a careless way


ANYHOW Defined for Kids

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adverb any·how \ˈe-nē-ˌhau̇\

Definition of anyhow for Students

  1. 1 :  in any way, manner, or order Why should I care about what he does anyhow?

  2. 2 :  anyway 1 I don't agree, but anyhow it's her decision.



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