However

  • 1 however — 1. When ever is being used as an intensive after the interrogative adverb how, as in How ever did you do it?, the two words should always be written separately. 2. However, in the meaning ‘nevertheless’, has many possible positions in a clause.… …

    Modern English usage

  • 2 However — How*ev er, conj. Nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet; still; though; as, I shall not oppose your design; I can not, however, approve of it. [1913 Webster] In your excuse your love does little say; You might howe er have took a better way. Dryden.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 However — How*ev er, adv. [Sometimes contracted into howe er.] 1. In whetever manner, way, or degree. [1913 Webster] However yet they me despise and spite. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Howe er the business goes, you have made fault. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. At… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 however — [hou eer′hou ev′ər] adv. [ME hou ever] 1. no matter how; in whatever manner 2. to whatever degree or extent 3. by what means [however did he escape?]: intensive form of HOW1 4. nevertheless; yet; in spite of that; all the same: often used as a… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 however — index notwithstanding, regardless, unless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 6 however — late 14c., from HOW (Cf. how) + EVER (Cf. ever) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 however — [adv] still, nevertheless after all, all the same, anyhow, be that as it may, but, despite, for all that, howbeit, in spite of, nonetheless, notwithstanding, on the other hand, per contra, though, withal, without regard to, yet; concept 544 …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 however — ► ADVERB 1) used to introduce a statement contrasting with a previous one. 2) in whatever way. 3) to whatever extent …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 however — how|ev|er [ hau evər ] function word *** However can be used in the following ways: as a way of showing how a sentence is related to what has already been said: Prices have been rising. It is unlikely, however, that this increase will continue.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 10 however — [[t]haʊe̱və(r)[/t]] ♦ 1) ADV: ADV with cl You use however when you are adding a comment which is surprising or which contrasts with what has just been said. This was not an easy decision. It is, however, a decision that we feel is dictated by our …

    English dictionary

  • 11 however */*/*/ — UK [haʊˈevə(r)] / US [haʊˈevər] adverb, conjunction Summary: However can be used in the following ways: as a way of showing how a sentence is related to what has already been said: Prices have been rising. It is unlikely, however, that this… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 however — /haʊˈɛvə / (say how evuh) conjunction 1. by whatever means: however you do it, get it done. 2. in whatever condition, state, or manner: come however you like. –adverb 3. nevertheless; yet; in spite of that. 4. to whatever extent or degree; no… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 however — how|ev|er1 W1S2 [hauˈevə US ər] adv 1.) used when you are adding a fact or piece of information that seems surprising, or seems very different from what you have just said = ↑nevertheless ▪ This is a cheap and simple process. However there are… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 however — 1 adverb 1 used when you are adding a fact or piece of information that seems surprising, or seems to disagree with what you have just said: People like this are usually harmless. They can, however, be a nuisance. | This method has been widely… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 however — I. conjunction Date: 14th century 1. in whatever manner or way that < will help however I can > 2. archaic although II. adverb Date: 14th century 1. a. in whateve …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 however*/*/*/ — [haʊˈevə] adv, conjunction 1) used for adding a statement that seems surprising or that makes a previous statement seem less true He seemed to be working hard. His results, however, did not improve.[/ex] 2) used when you are changing the subject… …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 17 however — /how ev euhr/, adv. 1. nevertheless; yet; on the other hand; in spite of that: We have not yet won; however, we shall keep trying. 2. to whatever extent or degree; no matter how: However much you spend, I will reimburse you. 3. in whatever manner …

    Universalium

  • 18 however — 1. adverb /hɑʊˈɛvə,haʊˈɛvɚ/ a) Nevertheless, nonetheless, even so, that said, in spite of this. He told me not to do it; however, I did it. b) To whatever degree. However clear you think youve been, many questions will remain. Syn …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 however — how•ev•er [[t]haʊˈɛv ər[/t]] adv. 1) nevertheless; yet; on the other hand; in spite of that: We have not yet won; however, we shall keep trying[/ex] 2) to whatever extent or degree; no matter how: However much you spend, I will reimburse you[/ex] …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 however — adv. 1 a in whatever way (do it however you want). b to whatever extent, no matter how (must go however inconvenient). 2 nevertheless. 3 colloq. (as an emphatic) in what way, by what means (however did that happen?) …

    Useful english dictionary