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how-to

adjective \ ˈhau̇-ˈtü \

Definition of how-to

: giving practical instruction and advice (as on a craft)
  • how-to books on all sorts of hobbies
  • —Harry Milt

First Known Use of how-to

1926

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how-to

noun

Definition of how-to

: a practical method or instruction
  • the how-tos of balancing a checkbook
; also : something (such as a book) that provides such instruction

First Known Use of how-to

1954

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HOW-TO Defined for English Language Learners

how-to

Definition of how-to for English Language Learners

  • : giving practical instruction or advice on how to do something yourself


how-to

Definition of how-to for English Language Learners

  • : a way of doing something yourself : instruction about how to do something


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