Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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haU e vr
parts of speech:
adverb, conjunction
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in spite of that; nevertheless.
It was the middle of winter; however, it was not very cold, and we decided to take a hike up the mountain.Taking vitamin supplements can have some health benefits; however, it is no substitute for eating a balanced diet.
similar words:
all the same, nevertheless
definition 2: on the other hand; by contrast.
I'm sure you'll like the product. If, however, you are unsatisfied with it, you may return it for a refund.The students are doing better in reading; however, their math skills still need improvement.We expected him to be grateful. He was rather offended, however.
definition 3: to whatever degree or extent; no matter how.
However badly their son behaves, they never punish him.She'll finish the project, however long it may take her.
definition 4: in whatever manner or way.
However you pronounce it, it still doesn't sound appetizing to me.
definition 5: how; by what means (used emphatically when the speaker is surprised or incredulous).
My ring! However did you find it?However do you think you will get the money for a project like that?!
part of speech: conjunction
definition: in whatever manner or way.
Please fix it however you can.They had to take care of their children however they could.