What does anyway mean?

Definitions for anyway
ˈɛn iˌweɪany·way

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anyhow, anyway, anyways, in any case, at any rate, in any event(adverb)

    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, anyway(adverb)

    in any way whatsoever

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


  1. anyway(Adverb)

    In any way.

  2. anyway(Adverb)

    Regardless; anyhow.

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

  3. anyway(Adverb)

    . See anyhow.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anyway(adverb)

    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

How to pronounce anyway?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say anyway in sign language?

  1. anyway


  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. Brian Clark:

    Whose life is it anyway

  2. Brian Clark, Play title:

    Whose life is it anyway?

  3. Susan Jeffers:

    Feel the fear and do it anyway.

  4. Donald Trump:

    We've essentially gutted it anyway.

  5. Dan Pfeiffer:

    But I think we should fight like hell anyway.

Images & Illustrations of anyway

  1. anywayanywayanywayanywayanyway

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Translations for anyway

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  • على أي حالArabic
  • en fi, de qualsevol maneraCatalan, Valencian
  • v každém případěCzech
  • auf jeden Fall, ohnehin, jedenfalls, wie auch immer, irgendwie, trotzdemGerman
  • εν πάση περιπτώσει, έτσι κι αλλιώς, όπως και να έχει, τέλος πάντων, ούτως ή άλλωςGreek
  • de todos modos, aún así, a pesar de todo, en fin, igualmente, de cualquier maneraSpanish
  • در هر حالPersian
  • siitä huolimatta, kuitenkin, ainakaan, joka tapauksessa, miten vainFinnish
  • quoi qu'il en soit, bref, quand même, d'ailleurs, de toute façon, en tout casFrench
  • ar aon chaoiIrish
  • co-dhiù, co-dhiù no co-dhethScottish Gaelic
  • בכל מקרה, בכל זאתHebrew
  • वैसे भीHindi
  • senza riguardo, in ogni modo, comunqueItalian
  • 何しろ, どうせ, いずれにしても, とにかくJapanese
  • in elk geval, toch, hoe dan ook, desondanks, in ieder geval, maar goedDutch
  • uansettNorwegian
  • de qualquer forma, de todo modo, mesmo, de qualquer modo, mesmo assim, de qualquer maneira, qualquer maneiraPortuguese
  • в любом случае, так или иначе, кстати, несмотря, во всяком случае, всё равноRussian
  • i alla fall, hur som helst, ändåSwedish
  • neyse, her neyseTurkish
  • в будь-якому випадкуUkrainian
  • ویسےUrdu
  • bất chấpVietnamese
  • 無論如何Chinese

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