What does However mean?

Definitions for However
haʊˈɛv ərHow·ev·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstandingadverb

    despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

    "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

  2. howeveradverb

    by contrast; on the other hand

    "the first part was easy; the second, however, took hours"

  3. howeveradverb

    to whatever degree or extent

    "The results, however general, are important"; "they have begun, however reluctantly, to acknowledge the legitimacy of some of the opposition's concerns"

  4. howeveradverb

    in whatever way or manner

    "Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet"; "however he did it, it was very clever"

Wiktionary

  1. howeveradverb

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

    He told me not to do it; however, I did it.

  2. howeveradverb

    To whatever degree.

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

  3. howeveradverb

    In what way; how.

    However did you do that?

  4. howeverconjunction

    In whatever manner.

    Do it however you want.

  5. howeverconjunction

    To whatever extent.

  6. howeverconjunction

    Although, though, but, yet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Howeveradverb

    in whetever manner, way, or degree

    Etymology: [Sometimes contracted into howe'er.]

  2. Howeveradverb

    at all events; at least; in any case

    Etymology: [Sometimes contracted into howe'er.]

  3. However

    nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet; still; though; as, I shall not oppose your design; I can not, however, approve of it

    Etymology: [Sometimes contracted into howe'er.]

Freebase

  1. However

    However is the 12th single release by Japanese band Glay on August 6, 1997. It debuted at #1 on the Oricon chart, appearing at that position for 5 weeks in total, selling 1,341,980 copies. The title song was used as ending song for the TV-drama "Ryakudatsu Ai Abunai Onna" aired on TBS channel, whose opening theme was another Glay song, "Freeze My Love", and all the music was instrumental versions of Glay's songs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. However

    how-ev′ėr, adv. and conj. in whatever manner or degree: nevertheless: at all events.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'However' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #125

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'However' in Written Corpus Frequency: #887

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'However' in Adverbs Frequency: #22

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of However in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of However in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of However in a Sentence

  1. Ashleigh Haruda:

    Previously on the steppe, we have limited evidence for pet keeping, and no evidence yet for domestic cats, however, the people at the city of Dhzankent not only kept this cat, but kept him alive and cared for him.

  2. Government Affairs Drew Vetter:

    However, the pace has slowed considerably and the City is now largely quiet.

  3. Ryohei Ochiai:

    We are still in the process of looking at whether to use tape or belts to secure the device to the stomach. However, many elderly people are concerned about skin chafing. So we are looking at how to secure the device safely and solidly.

  4. Amir Taheri:

    Some in the West suggest that Isam needs a separation of mosque and state. However, in the case of Iran at least what is needed is a separation lof religion and business.

  5. De Maiziere:

    We will continue to fight for a European way out of the refugee crisis as long as it also promises to be successful in diminishing the number of refugees, however, should some countries try to unilaterally shift the collective problem onto the back of Germany, it would be unacceptable and would not be without consequences from our side in the long term.

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