any way

anyway

[en-ee-wey]
adverb
1.
in any case; anyhow; nonetheless; regardless: Whether you like it or not, I'm going anyway.
2.
(used to continue or resume the thread of a story or account): Anyway, we finally found a plumber who could come right over.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English ani wei. See any, way


The adverb anyway is spelled as one word: It was snowing hard, but we drove to the play anyway. The two-word phrase any way means “in any manner”: Finish the job any way you choose. If the words “in the” can be substituted for “any,” the two-word phrase is called for: Finish the job in the way you choose. If the substitution cannot be made, the spelling is anyway.
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anyway (ˈɛnɪˌweɪ)
 
adv
1.  in any case; at any rate; nevertheless; anyhow
2.  in a careless or haphazard manner
3.  Usually any way. in any manner; by any means

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anyway
1560s, any way; variant any ways (with adv. gen.) attested from c.1560. One-word form predominated from 1830s.
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