However definition

hou-ĕvər
In spite of that; nevertheless; yet.

The book is expensive; however, it's worth it.

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To whatever degree or extent.
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In spite of that; nevertheless; yet.

The book is expensive; however, it's worth it.

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In what way. Used as an intensive of how .

However did you get here so soon?

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On the other hand; by contrast.

The first part was easy; the second, however, took hours.

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In what way. Used as an intensive of how .

However did you get here so soon?

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(archaic) Notwithstanding that; although.
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To whatever degree or extent.
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To whatever degree or extent.
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(archaic) Notwithstanding that; although.
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No matter how; in whatever manner.
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By what means.

However did he escape?

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Nevertheless; yet; in spite of that; all the same.
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(obs.) Although.
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(proscribed) Although, though, but, yet.
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In whatever manner or way that.

Dress however you like.

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The definition of however is in whatever manner, to whatever degree or nevertheless.

An example of however is someone saying they'll do whatever is necessary in make something happen; however it is necessary.

An example of however is someone saying, even though the movie they wanted to see isn't playing, they're still going to the movies; not playing however they are still going.

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On the other hand; by contrast.

The first part was easy; the second, however, took hours.

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(conjunctive) Nevertheless, nonetheless, even so, that said, in spite of this.

He told me not to do it. However, I did it anyway.

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(degree) To whatever degree.

However clear you think you've been, many questions will remain.

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(manner) In whatever way.

Let me know when you've had your interview, however it goes.

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(chiefly UK, as an intensified form in interrogatives) In what way?; how?

However did you do that?

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In whatever manner (that).

Do it however you want.

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To whatever extent.

However far he may get, there'll be many that get further.

However much you prepare for the exam, there will still be a few questions on which you won't be sure of the answer.

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In whatever manner or way that.

Dress however you like.

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Origin of however

  • From Middle English how +‎ ever.

    From Wiktionary