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Webster Dictionary

  1. How(adverb)

    in what manner or way; by what means or process

    Etymology: [OE. how, hou, hu, hwu, AS. h, from the same root as hw, hwt, who, what, pron. interrog.; akin to OS. hww, D. hoe, cf. G. wie how, Goth. hw wherewith, hwaiwa how. 182. See Who, and cf. Why.]

  2. How(adverb)

    to what degree or extent, number or amount; in what proportion; by what measure or quality

    Etymology: [OE. how, hou, hu, hwu, AS. h, from the same root as hw, hwt, who, what, pron. interrog.; akin to OS. hww, D. hoe, cf. G. wie how, Goth. hw wherewith, hwaiwa how. 182. See Who, and cf. Why.]

  3. How(adverb)

    for what reason; from what cause

    Etymology: [OE. how, hou, hu, hwu, AS. h, from the same root as hw, hwt, who, what, pron. interrog.; akin to OS. hww, D. hoe, cf. G. wie how, Goth. hw wherewith, hwaiwa how. 182. See Who, and cf. Why.]

  4. How(adverb)

    in what state, condition, or plight

    Etymology: [OE. how, hou, hu, hwu, AS. h, from the same root as hw, hwt, who, what, pron. interrog.; akin to OS. hww, D. hoe, cf. G. wie how, Goth. hw wherewith, hwaiwa how. 182. See Who, and cf. Why.]

  5. How(adverb)

    by what name, designation, or title

    Etymology: [OE. how, hou, hu, hwu, AS. h, from the same root as hw, hwt, who, what, pron. interrog.; akin to OS. hww, D. hoe, cf. G. wie how, Goth. hw wherewith, hwaiwa how. 182. See Who, and cf. Why.]

  6. How(adverb)

    at what price; how dear

    Etymology: [OE. how, hou, hu, hwu, AS. h, from the same root as hw, hwt, who, what, pron. interrog.; akin to OS. hww, D. hoe, cf. G. wie how, Goth. hw wherewith, hwaiwa how. 182. See Who, and cf. Why.]

Freebase

  1. How

    How is a town in Oconto County, Wisconsin, United States. The population was 563 at the 2000 census. The unincorporated community of Hayes is located in the town.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. How

    how, adv. in what manner: to what extent: for what reason: by what means: from what cause: in what condition: (N.T.) sometimes=that.—The how and the why, the manner and the cause. [A.S. is prob. a form of hwí, in what way, why, the instrumental case of hwá, who.]

  2. How

    Howe, how, n. (Scot.) a hollow, glen, dell, or narrow plain. [Prob. related to hole.]

  3. How

    how, n. (prov.) a low hill. [Akin to high, A.S. heáh.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. how

    An ancient term for the carina or hold of a ship.

Editors Contribution

  1. how

    The accurate way to achieve, complete or do.

    They did ask how and they got the answer they thought intuitively.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 19, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'how' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #100

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'how' in Written Corpus Frequency: #90

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'how' in Adverbs Frequency: #12

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of how in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of how in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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