What does however mean?

Definitions for however
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?

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    Indian

How to say however in sign language?

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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. Robert Costa:

    The Clinton-Sanders dynamic, and the sparks from it, will likely dominate, so 'winning' for the non-front-runners means finding a way into the conversation, that means understanding how to use your moment, however brief, to rouse those watching.

  2. Brandon Judd:

    We don’t know exactly what happened because we weren’t there, however, just from agents that were working in the area, reports are saying it was an attack and it would appear to be an ambush.

  3. Charles Caleb Colton:

    There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter.

  4. Al Ashry:

    However, when authors looked at patients who wore their CPAP more than four hours, they found decreased risk of death, heart attacks, and stroke, which is in concert with a similar analysis we published recently in the American Journal of Cardiology, i think physicians should continue to do their due diligence in counseling patients about the importance of adherence to CPAP.

  5. The FIA:

    The F1 Commission voted not to pursue this option at this stage -- however, it may be reassessed after the Power Unit manufacturers have presented their proposal to the Strategy Group.

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