anyway

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adverb any·way \ -ˌwā \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of anyway

1 :in any way whatever :anywise
2 :in any case :without regard to other considerations :anyhow
  • She knew it was dangerous, but she did it anyway.
3 :as an additional consideration or thought
  • We don't need a new car, and anyway, we can't afford one.

Examples of anyway in a Sentence

  1. The road got worse, but they kept going anyway.

  2. I didn't expect her to say yes, but I asked her anyway.

  3. It makes no difference what we say. She's going to do what she wants anyway.

  4. He's far from perfect, but she loves him anyway.

Recent Examples of anyway from the Web

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First Known Use of anyway

14th century



ANYWAY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of anyway for English Language Learners

  • : despite something that has been stated before

  • —used to give added force to a question

  • —used to add something to a previous statement


ANYWAY Defined for Kids

anyway

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adverb any·way \ ˈe-nē-ˌwā \

Definition of anyway for Students

1 :without regard to other considerations
  • He knew it was a lie, but he said it anyway.
2 :as an additional consideration or thought
  • It's too expensive, and anyway, you have one just like it.


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