What does however mean?

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haʊˈɛv ərhow·ev·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. however, nevertheless, withal, still, yet, all the same, even so, nonetheless, notwithstanding(adverb)

    despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession)

    "although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it"; "while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed"; "he was a stern yet fair master"; "granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"

  2. however(adverb)

    by contrast; on the other hand

    "the first part was easy; the second, however, took hours"

  3. however(adverb)

    to whatever degree or extent

    "The results, however general, are important"; "they have begun, however reluctantly, to acknowledge the legitimacy of some of the opposition's concerns"

  4. however(adverb)

    in whatever way or manner

    "Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet"; "however he did it, it was very clever"

Wiktionary

  1. however(Adverb)

    Nevertheless, nonetheless, even so, that said, in spite of this.

    He told me not to do it; however, I did it.

  2. however(Adverb)

    To whatever degree.

    However clear you think you've been, many questions will remain.

  3. however(Adverb)

    In what way; how.

    However did you do that?

  4. however(Conjunction)

    In whatever manner.

    Do it however you want.

  5. however(Conjunction)

    To whatever extent.

  6. however(Conjunction)

    Although, though, but, yet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. However(adverb)

    in whetever manner, way, or degree

    Etymology: [Sometimes contracted into howe'er.]

  2. However(adverb)

    at all events; at least; in any case

    Etymology: [Sometimes contracted into howe'er.]

  3. However

    nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet; still; though; as, I shall not oppose your design; I can not, however, approve of it

    Etymology: [Sometimes contracted into howe'er.]

Freebase

  1. However

    However is the 12th single release by Japanese band Glay on August 6, 1997. It debuted at #1 on the Oricon chart, appearing at that position for 5 weeks in total, selling 1,341,980 copies. The title song was used as ending song for the TV-drama "Ryakudatsu Ai Abunai Onna" aired on TBS channel, whose opening theme was another Glay song, "Freeze My Love", and all the music was instrumental versions of Glay's songs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. However

    how-ev′ėr, adv. and conj. in whatever manner or degree: nevertheless: at all events.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'however' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #125

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'however' in Written Corpus Frequency: #887

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'however' in Adverbs Frequency: #22

How to pronounce however?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of however in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of however in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of however in a Sentence

  1. Danny Cevallos:

    Typically in criminal law, motive is not an element of a criminal offense, however, motive can be evidence of your intent (to commit a crime). Why you did something can tell us about what you meant to do when it happened. Hate crimes require that (an intent to commit crime) be motivated by some animus, some hatred of other people.

  2. David Pilgrim:

    There are many stories told in the Jim Crow Museum, but none are as horrible as these tales. The idea of using the skins of black people to make purses, shoes, belts, and other products is, of course, disgusting to contemporary Americans; however, there was a time—not so long ago—when the debasement of black Americans was so nearly complete that one could read about the skin of a black person being tanned in the same newspaper that reported the previous day’s baseball box scores.

  3. Chris Rayner:

    So my message would be that consuming alcohol without any accompanying nutrients will result in a somewhat higher peak blood alcohol concentration, however, it is at least as important to consume alcohol in moderation, regardless of whether it is taken with or without food.

  4. Alexandre Baradez:

    At $72 a barrel, we're well below the pain threshold for many companies in the sector, however, it's pretty good news for the energy-hungry sectors such as airlines.

  5. Keith Ellison:

    I would not call today's verdict justice, however, because justice implies true restoration, but it is accountability, which is the first step towards justice, and now the cause of justice is in your hands.

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