How meaning

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In what manner or way; by what means.

How does this machine work?

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For what reason or purpose; why.

How is it that he left early?

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In what state or condition.

How is she today?

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To what extent, amount, or degree.

How bad was it?

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How is defined as in what way.

An example of how is to ask in what manner a building was constructed.

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What. Usually used in requesting that something be said again.

How's that again?

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That.

I told them how I had once been bitten by a snake.

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With what meaning.

How should I take that remark?

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By what name.

How is she called?

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By what measure; in what units.

How do you sell this corn?

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Used as an intensive.

How we laughed!

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The manner or way in which.

Forgot how it was done.

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In whatever way or manner; however.

Cook it how you please.

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In what manner or way; by what means.
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In what state or condition.
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For what reason or purpose; why.

How is it that you don't know?

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By what name.
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With what meaning; to what effect.
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At what price.
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What.
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The manner or way in which.

Show us how you did it.

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The state or condition in which.

Ask him how he's been.

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The extent, degree, amount, etc. to which.

Do you know how I despise you?

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In whatever manner or way.

Judge him how you will.

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That.

He told us how he was happy about it.

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The way of doing; manner; method.
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Hello: a greeting attributed to, and still used, with humorous intent, in imitation of, American Indians.
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How often do you practice?

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In what manner.

How do you solve this puzzle? How else can we get this finished?

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Used as a modifier to indicate surprise, delight, or other strong feelings.

How very interesting! How wonderful it was to receive your invitation.

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In what state.

How are you?

How was your vacation?

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The means by which something is accomplished.

I am not interested in the why, but in the how.

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In which way; in such way.

I remember how to solve this puzzle.

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That, the fact that, the way that.
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A greeting, used in representations of Native American speech.
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(dialectal) An artificial barrow or tumulus.
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(dialectal) A small hill in northern England. (Usage preserved mainly in place names.)
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A manner or method of doing something.
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To what extent, degree, amount, etc.
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and how
  • Most certainly; you bet:.
    She's a good dancer, and how!.
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how about
  • Used to make a suggestion or to offer something:.
    How about a cup of tea?.
  • Used to request an opinion about something considered remarkable or impressive:.
    How about that storm last night?.
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how about that
  • Used rhetorically to express surprise or wonder at or approval for something.
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how come
  • How is it that; why:.
    How come you're so late?.
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how so
  • How is it so:.
    You say the answer is wrong. How so?.
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and how!
  • I agree! certainly!.
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how about something?
  • What is your wish, opinion, or information concerning something (or someone)?.
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how about that!
  • Isn't that interesting!.
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how come?
  • How is it that? why?.
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how do you do?
  • How is your health?.
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how now?
  • What is the meaning of this?.
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how so?
  • How is it so? why?.
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how then?
  • What is the meaning of this?.
  • How else?.
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Origin of how

  • Middle English howe from Old English kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English how, hou, hu, hwu, Old English , from Proto-Germanic *hwō, from the same root as hwæt (“who, what”). Akin to Old Saxon huo (Low German wo), , Dutch hoe, compare German wie (“how”). See who and compare why.

    From Wiktionary

  • From a Siouan language, compare Lakota háu. Alternatively from Wyandot haau.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Old Norse haugr.

    From Wiktionary