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however

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conjunction how·ev·er \hau̇-ˈe-vər\

Definition of however

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

  2. 2 archaic :  although

Examples of however in a Sentence

  1. Do it however you like.

  2. I will help however I can.

First Known Use of however

14th century


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however

adverb how·ev·er

Definition of however

  1. 1a :  in whatever manner or way shall serve you, sir, truly, however else — William Shakespeareb :  to whatever degree or extent couldn't convince him, however hard she tried 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 in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of however

14th century


HOWEVER Defined for English Language Learners

however

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conjunction

Definition of however for English Language Learners

  • : in whatever manner or way

however

adverb

Definition of however for English Language Learners

  • —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


HOWEVER Defined for Kids

however

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adverb how·ev·er \hau̇-ˈe-vər\

Definition of however for Students

  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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