What does However mean?

Definitions for However
haʊˈɛv ərHow·ev·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word However.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding(adverb)

    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. however(adverb)

    by contrast; on the other hand

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

  3. however(adverb)

    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. however(adverb)

    in whatever way or manner

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

Wiktionary

  1. however(Adverb)

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

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

  2. however(Adverb)

    To whatever degree.

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

  3. however(Adverb)

    In what way; how.

    However did you do that?

  4. however(Conjunction)

    In whatever manner.

    Do it however you want.

  5. however(Conjunction)

    To whatever extent.

  6. however(Conjunction)

    Although, though, but, yet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. However(adverb)

    in whetever manner, way, or degree

    Etymology: [Sometimes contracted into howe'er.]

  2. However(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce However?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say However in sign language?

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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. Christine Happel:

    I'd certainly rather be Christine Happel, however, I understand the situation and went into it aware of the pluses and minuses — so it is what it is.

  2. England Governor Mark Carney:

    It is not a one-way street, however.

  3. Olivier Jankovec:

    However, the political instability and uncertainty it has created in the UK and beyond is already hurting business confidence and might end up doing the same for consumer confidence – this could affect demand for air transport later in the year.

  4. Irving Layton:

    Certainly he is not of the generation that regards honesty as the best policy. However, he does regard it as a policy. (On President Richard M Nixon)

  5. Mitch McConnell:

    The Special Counsel's conclusions confirm the President's account that there was no effort by The Special Counsel campaign to conspire or coordinate with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, however, Russia's ongoing efforts to interfere with our democracy are dangerous and disturbing, and I welcome the Special Counsel's contributions to our efforts to understand better Russia's activities in this regard. And I look forward to the continuing work of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on the threats posed to our democratic institutions by foreign interference.

Images & Illustrations of However

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