Definition of Anyway

1. Adverb. Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement. "But at any rate he got a knighthood for it"




2. Adverb. In any way whatsoever. "Get it done anyway you can"
Exact synonyms: Anyhow

Definition of Anyway

1. adv. Anywise; at all.

Definition of Anyway

1. Adverb. (obsolete) In any way. (defdate 16th-19th c.) ¹

2. Adverb. (context: conjunctive) Regardless; anyhow. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

3. Adverb. (context: speech act) (non-gloss definition Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement). See anyhow. (defdate from 19th c.) ¹

4. Adverb. (context: speech act) (non-gloss definition Used to indicate a change of subject.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Anyway

1. in any way [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Anyway

anyplace else
anyroad
anythin'
anything
anything but
anything else
anythingarian
anythingarianism
anythingarians
anythingism
anythings
anythink
anytime
anyuiite
anyway (current term)
anyways
anywhen
anywhence
anywhere
anywhere else
anywhereness
anywheres
anywhither
anywho
anywise
anziani
anœa
anæmia
anæmial

Literary usage of Anyway

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1889)
"anyway, two days later, on 2 Aug., the French decamped. The next day the town surrendered at discretion. The garrison came forth with swords reversed, ..."

2. The Vision of the Trans-Mississippi: And Other Verses by Herbert Jackson Adams (1912)
"Past grief is dead, Lift up your head, Despair then cannot stay; The future, now May show you how,— Be thankful anyway! If dismal wraith Assail your faith, ..."

3. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1822)
"out regard to the influence it might have on either side, all the evidence which could in anyway bear upon the cause. He repelled the charge of calumny and ..."

4. Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow (2005)
"anyway. We spread out the effort of rescuing this stuff from the landfill, and then we put our findings online, and we move it to where it needs to be. ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1915)
"time of division, as otherwise the issue would take anyway, by inheritance from their parent; on the other, that a substitu- tional clause implies the ..."

6. Works by Leo Tolstoy (1904)
"I would not be sleeping anyway, and from the shooting I can go directly to the station." " Very well. ..."

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