What does anyhow mean?

Definitions for anyhow
ˈɛn iˌhaʊany·how

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. anyhow, anyway, anyways, in any case, at any rate, in any eventadverb

    used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement

    "Anyhow, he is dead now"; "I think they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet"; "I don't know what happened to it; anyway, it's gone"; "anyway, there is another factor to consider"; "I don't know how it started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle"; "in any event, the government faced a serious protest"; "but at any rate he got a knighthood for it"

  2. anyhow, anywayadverb

    in any way whatsoever

    "they came anyhow they could"; "get it done anyway you can"


  1. anyhowadverb

    In any way or manner whatever.

  2. anyhowadverb

    In any case. Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement.


  1. anyhow

    Anyhow is an adverb used to indicate that something is done in any manner or by any means possible, regardless of the situation, or regardless of any potential issues or challenges. It can also be used to change the subject in a conversation or to express determination or indifference.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anyhowadverb

    in any way or manner whatever; at any rate; in any event

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. anyhow

    Do the duty by all means, and at any rate or risk: as Nelson, impatient for getting to Copenhagen in 1801, exclaimed-- "Let it be by the Sound, by the Belt, or anyhow, only lose not an hour."

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  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anyhow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3200

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anyhow in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anyhow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of anyhow in a Sentence

  1. David Rapetti:

    We were probably about 30 yards or 30 meters away from the gunman. Which was near enough anyhow. And I was ... frightened.

  2. Blessing Irish:

    Whenever it is in any way possible, every boy and girl should choose as his life work some occupation which he should like to do anyhow, even if he did not need the money.

  3. Dolly Partonhas:

    I’d feel like a fool if I went [incognito] somewhere and I looked awful and they recognized me anyhow, i’d rather they just say, ‘Oh, I saw Dolly Parton today,’ than just say, ‘Lord, did you see Dolly Parton? She looked like hell.’ That would be the worse thing for someone like me – a big painted-up plastic doll.

  4. Erik Pevernagie:

    Sometimes, we have to find out : do we engage ourselves or are we embarked upon. Do we act willingly or are we naively manipulated. If it is our free choice, anyhow, we have to put “skin in the game.” ( “A glimpse of the future" )

  5. William McFee:

    If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow.

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    • A. lank
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