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?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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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. Alex Thorndike:

    As the Fed's path to normalisation in its monetary policy becomes clearer as we venture into 2016, we may see some stabilisation in gold and silver with an eventual move higher into H2 2016, in the shorter term, however, things could deteriorate further.

  2. Laure Brillaud:

    These proposals for public registers will be welcomed by citizens and anti-corruption activists who want to follow the trail of dirty money, however, we are concerned that it will be all too easy to evade being on the registers in the first place by gaming the rules on trusts. By simply nominating a non-EU resident as a trustee the secrecy can carry on as before.

  3. Mario Batali:

    However, as a result of our investigation we have received credible information about his alleged actions and are therefore are separately looking into him, his business partner, his management company and his three restaurants.

  4. Chief Executive Calin Rovinescu:

    People were undisciplined in the past, but they will be more disciplined this time, however, we will see rational growth where it makes sense to do it.

  5. Nancy Messonnier:

    A negative test result most likely means the person is not infected. However, it may mean that an infection has not developed enough to be detected by the test.

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