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however

[hou-ev-er]
adverb
1.
nevertheless; yet; on the other hand; in spite of that: We have not yet won; however, we shall keep trying.
2.
to whatever extent or degree; no matter how: However much you spend, I will reimburse you.
3.
in whatever manner: We will allow you to travel however you please.
4.
how; how under the circumstances: However did you manage?
conjunction
5.
in whatever way, manner, or state: Arrange your hours however you like.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English hou-ever. See how1, ever


1. See but1.
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however (haʊˈɛvə)
 
sentence connector
1.  still; nevertheless
2.  on the other hand; yet
 
adv
3.  by whatever means; in whatever manner
4.  (used with adjectives expressing or admitting of quantity or degree) no matter how: however long it takes, finish it
5.  an emphatic form of how

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however
late 14c., from how + ever.
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