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, notwithstandingadverb

    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. howeveradverb

    by contrast; on the other hand

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

  3. howeveradverb

    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. howeveradverb

    in whatever way or manner

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

Wiktionary

  1. howeveradverb

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

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

  2. howeveradverb

    To whatever degree.

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

  3. howeveradverb

    In what way; how.

    However did you do that?

  4. howeverconjunction

    In whatever manner.

    Do it however you want.

  5. howeverconjunction

    To whatever extent.

  6. howeverconjunction

    Although, though, but, yet.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Howeveradverb

    in whetever manner, way, or degree

    Etymology: [Sometimes contracted into howe'er.]

  2. Howeveradverb

    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

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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. Gerry Connolly:

    I would support the issuance of a subpoena, however reluctantly, this is not a reluctant witness, at least up until now, and the reason for his reluctance isn't our committee, it is the client he fears puts his family at risk.

  2. Ramon Mata Gonzalez Jr:

    210809182019-The most difficult task, one has yet to face, besides death to their own flesh is; acknowledging, dying to and ultimately surrendering to what one, both, loves and hates more than anything in this world...their own worst enemy...themselves. Death is beautiful. However, Dying is the ugly part.-Ramon MGJr-211509182019 Think back for a second, a fear of sorts, that neither grips, nor taunts you. First jump(not dive) off the high dive. Now, think what is good, in you that you do best, only you can embrace it's passion, no longer. Like ripping a bandage off your hairy arm. Instant pain, relief, now freedom to harness what you no longer struggle to control. Self. Free, friend. Free indeed. Paz.

  3. Monsanto Chief Executive Hugh Grant:

    We believe in the substantial benefits an integrated strategy could provide to growers and broader society, and we have long respected Bayer’s business, however, the current proposal significantly undervalues our company and also does not adequately address or provide reassurance for some of the potential financing and regulatory execution risks related to the acquisition.

  4. Jeff Poole:

    Rules alone do not change the behavior of states, however, we see that more and more states take the correct responsibility.

  5. Ali Khan:

    So, we're all optimistic that there are currently three vaccines in Phase 3 trials -- that maybe one of these vaccines is so excellent that you don't need to vaccinate 30,000 people to find that it's going to work. However, the concern is that if you don't do a full set of these so-called Phase 3 trials, that you will miss rare side effects.

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