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.


  1. Anyway

    Anyway is a song by American singer Chris Brown from his seventh studio album Royalty. It was released as an instant grat track on December 11, 2015. It was produced by BLAQTUXEDO and features a guest appearance by Tayla Parx. The song peaked at number 7 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles.


  1. anyway

    "Anyway" is an adverb that is used to change the subject, get back to the main point, or express indifference, disinterest or dismissiveness. It's often employed to smooth transitions or indicate disregard for potential objections or interruptions. Additionally, it can be used to signify a continuity or resumption of actions.

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. Mother Teresa:

    What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.

  2. Mark Armstrong:

    It probably shouldn’t have been allowed to be put up anyway.

  3. Toronto Raptors:

    Im sure hes going to take Donald Trump invite back now, if we do decide, hes going to be like, Well, I didnt invite them anyway. Thats fine.

  4. Mani Chan:

    This station and the volunteers (here) are forming a defense line, we’re going to stay anyway.

  5. Jerome Adams:

    It’s also important for people to understand that in the grand scheme of things, they really were probably just a week or two ahead of what we’re going to see anyway, because omicron is spreading so quickly that it is going to be 73% by the time you look at this week’s or next week’s numbers.

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Translations for anyway

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  • 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 decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
    A abet
    B aberrate
    C descant
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