What does anyway mean?

Definitions for anyway
ˈɛn iˌweɪany·way

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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. anywayadverb

    In any way.

  2. anywayadverb

    Regardless; anyhow.

    He didn't enjoy washing his car, but it was so dirty that he did it anyway.

  3. anywayadverb

    . See anyhow.

    I don't think that's true. I haven't found any evidence, anyway.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anywayadverb

    alt. of Anyways


  1. Anyway

    Anyway is the fourth album from the British progressive rock band Family. Side one was recorded at a concert at Fairfield Halls in the Croydon section of London; side two was a collection of studio recordings.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anyway' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1405

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anyway' in Written Corpus Frequency: #227

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'anyway' in Adverbs Frequency: #89

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of anyway in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of anyway in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of anyway in a Sentence

  1. James Rucker:

    The conclusions that can be drawn are limited because the original trial was a crossover design, this means that in the original trial every participant eventually received psilocybin. Because of this, there is no control group in this current study. This means that we do not know whether the participants might have improved long term anyway, regardless of the treatment.

  2. Danny DeVito:

    It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you're not safe, when you're not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Knowing all of this, is anybody dumb enough to believe that I would say something inappropriate with a foreign leader while on such a potentially' heavily populated' call. I would only do what is right anyway, and only do good for the USA !

  4. Melania Trump.Stephanie Grisham:

    It took me a really long time to realize it was a culture of abuse in there. You just want to keep Donald Trump happy. You just don't want Donald Trump to yell at you... you learn that you have to give Donald Trump the answer that Donald Trump wants or Donald Trump'll just throw you out anyway.

  5. Ben Rogoff:

    There will be a lot of companies that are poorly positioned for the cloud that are going to call out Brexit as a timely excuse for their own problems, let's be clear here: This uncertainty is taking place against a backdrop of growth that has been disappointing anyway. These firms will blame Brexit for their own misexecution.

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Translations for anyway

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • على أي حالArabic
  • de qualsevol manera, en fiCatalan, Valencian
  • v každém případěCzech
  • trotzdem, irgendwie, auf jeden Fall, jedenfalls, wie auch immer, ohnehinGerman
  • εν πάση περιπτώσει, ούτως ή άλλως, έτσι κι αλλιώς, όπως και να έχει, τέλος πάντωνGreek
  • en fin, de todos modos, a pesar de todo, igualmente, de cualquier manera, aún asíSpanish
  • در هر حالPersian
  • siitä huolimatta, kuitenkin, ainakaan, joka tapauksessa, miten vainFinnish
  • bref, en tout cas, quoi qu'il en soit, quand même, d'ailleurs, de toute façonFrench
  • ar aon chaoiIrish
  • co-dhiù no co-dheth, co-dhiùScottish Gaelic
  • בכל זאת, בכל מקרהHebrew
  • वैसे भीHindi
  • in ogni modo, senza riguardo, comunqueItalian
  • とにかく, どうせ, 何しろ, いずれにしてもJapanese
  • in elk geval, toch, maar goed, hoe dan ook, in ieder geval, desondanksDutch
  • uansettNorwegian
  • de qualquer maneira, de qualquer modo, mesmo, de todo modo, qualquer maneira, mesmo assim, de qualquer formaPortuguese
  • во всяком случае, всё равно, несмотря, в любом случае, кстати, так или иначеRussian
  • ändå, hur som helst, i alla fallSwedish
  • her neyse, neyseTurkish
  • в будь-якому випадкуUkrainian
  • ویسےUrdu
  • bất chấpVietnamese
  • 無論如何Chinese

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    a socially awkward or tactless act
    • A. nuisance
    • B. slip
    • C. transition
    • D. deterioration

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