Definition of However

1. Adverb. Despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession). "Granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go"




2. Adverb. By contrast; on the other hand. "The first part was easy; the second, however, took hours"

3. Adverb. To whatever degree or extent. "They have begun, however reluctantly, to acknowledge the legitimacy of some of the opposition's concerns"

4. Adverb. In whatever way or manner. "However he did it, it was very clever"

Definition of However

1. adv. In whetever manner, way, or degree.

2. conj. Nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet; still; though; as, I shall not oppose your design; I can not, however, approve of it.

Definition of However

1. Adverb. (context: conjunctive) Nevertheless, nonetheless, even so, that said, in spite of this. ¹

2. Adverb. (context: degree) To whatever degree. ¹

3. Adverb. (chiefly British as an intensified form in interrogatives) In what way; how. ¹

4. Conjunction. In whatever manner. ¹

5. Conjunction. To whatever extent. ¹

6. Conjunction. (proscribed) Although, though, but, yet. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of However

1. nevertheless [adv] - See also: nevertheless

Medical Definition of However

1. Nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet; still; though; as, I shall not oppose your design; I can not, however, approve of it. "In your excuse your love does little say; You might howe'er have took a better way." (Dryden) Synonym: However, at least, Nevertheless, yet. These words, as here compared, have an adversative sense in reference to something referred to in the context. However is the most general, and leads to a final conclusion or decision. Thus we say, the truth, however, has not yet fully come out; i.e, such is the speaker's conclusion in view of the whole case. So also we say, however, you may rely on my assistance to that amount; i. E, at all events, whatever may happen, this is my final decision. At least is adversative in another way. It points out the utmost concession that can possibly be required, and still marks the adversative conclusion; as, at least, this must be done; whatever may be our love of peace, we must at least maintain the rights of conscience. Nevertheless denotes that though the concession be fully made, it has no bearing of the question; as, nevertheless, we must go forward. Yet signifies that however extreme the supposition or fact comceded may be, the consequence which might naturally be expected does not and will not follow; as, though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee; though he slay me, yet will I trust in him. Cf. But. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of However

howdahs
howdedo
howdie
howdied
howdies
howdunit
howdunits
howdunnit
howdunnits
howdy
howdy-do
howdying
hower
howers
howes
however (current term)
howf
howfed
howff
howffed
howffing
howffs
howfing
howfs
howieite
howitz
howitzer
howitzerlike
howitzers
howitzes

Literary usage of However

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1. The Novels of Jane Austen by Jane Austen (1892)
"They solaced their wretchedness, however, by duets after supper, ... In spite of this amendment, however, she requested to have a note sent to Longbourn, ..."

2. The Life and Strange Surprizing Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, of York by Daniel Defoe (1790)
"... and that we could not find it out; and however it happened, that, as I have faid, ... however ..."

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