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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Example sentences
The real story of the 1960s girl groups, however, changed American music
  forever.
The story, however, isn't always that simple.
Acidity, however, isn't the exclusive domain of white wines.
His skills, however, have kept pace with the times.
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