how1

[hou] /haʊ/
adverb
1.
in what way or manner; by what means?:
"How did the accident happen?"
2.
to what extent, degree, etc.?:
"How damaged is the car?"
3.
in what state or condition?:
"How are you?"
4.
for what reason; why?:
"How can you talk such nonsense?"
5.
to what effect; with what meaning?:
"How is one to interpret his action?"
6.
what?:
"How do you mean? If they don't have vanilla, how about chocolate?"
7.
(used as an intensifier):
"How seldom I go there!"
8.
by what title or name?:
"How does one address the president?"
9.
at what price:
"How are the new cars going, cheaper than last year's models?"
10.
by what amount or in what measure or quantity?:
"How do you sell these tomatoes?"
11.
in what form or shape?:
"How does the demon appear in the first act of the opera? How does the medication come?"
conjunction
12.
the manner or way in which:
"He couldn't figure out how to solve the problem."
13.
about the manner, condition, or way in which:
"I don't care how you leave your desk when you go. Be careful how you act."
14.
in whatever manner or way; however:
"You can travel how you please."
15.
Informal. that:
"He told us how he was honest and could be trusted."
noun
16.
a question concerning the way or manner in which something is done, achieved, etc.:
"a child's unending whys and hows."
17.
a way or manner of doing something:
"to consider all the hows and wherefores."
18.
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter H.
Idioms
19.
and how!, Informal. certainly! you bet!:
"Am I happy? And how!"
20.
Here's how, Informal. (used as a toast).
21.
how come?, Informal. how is it that? why?:
"How come you never visit us anymore?"
22.
how so?, how does it happen to be so? why?:
"You haven't any desire to go? How so?"
Origin
before 900; Middle English how, hu, Old English hū; cognate with Old Frisian hū, ho, Dutch hoe; akin to German wie (Old High German hweo), Gothic hwaiwa
British Dictionary definitions for heres how
how1 (haʊ)
 
adv
1.  in what way? in what manner? by what means?: how did it happen? Also used in indirect questions: tell me how he did it
2.  to what extent?: how tall is he?
3.  how good? how well? what…like?: how did she sing?; how was the holiday?
4.  how about? used to suggest something: how about asking her?; how about a cup of tea?
5.  how are you? what is your state of health?
6.  informal how come? what is the reason (that)?: how come you told him?
7.  how's that for…?
 a.  is this satisfactory as regards…?: how's that for size?
 b.  an exclamation used to draw attention to a quality, deed, etc: how is that for endurance?
8.  how's that?
 a.  what is your opinion?
 b.  cricket Also written: howzat (an appeal to the umpire) is the batsman out?
9.  archaic how now?, how so? what is the meaning of this?
10.  not standard Also: as how that: he told me as how the shop was closed
11.  in whatever way: do it how you wish
12.  used in exclamations to emphasize extent: how happy I was!
13.  ( intensifier ) and how! very much so!
14.  here's how! (as a toast) good health!
 
n
15.  the way a thing is done: the how of it
 
[Old English hu; related to Old Frisian hū, Old High German hweo]

how2 (haʊ)
 
sentence substitute
a greeting supposed to be or have been used by American Indians and often used humorously
 
[C19: of Siouan origin; related to Dakota háo]

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Word Origin and History for heres how
how
O.E. hu, from W.Gmc. *khwo- (cf. O.S. hwo, O.Fris., M.Du. hu, Du. hoe, Ger. wie, Goth. hvaiwa "how"), from common PIE interrogative pronomial stem. However is M.E.; how come? for "why?" is recorded from 1848. And how! emphatic, first recorded 1865, said to be a Ger.-Amer. colloquialism.
how
Native American greeting, Siouxan (cf. Dakota hao, Omaha hau); first recorded 1817 in Eng, but noted early 17c. by Fr. missionary Jean de Brebeuf among Hurons as an expression of approval (1636).
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