Dictionary Suite



haU e vr
parts of speech:
adverb, conjunction
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: in spite of that; yet; but (used to point out the contrast between or opposition of ideas in a sentence or between adjacent sentences).
It was the middle of winter; however, it was not very cold, and we decided to take a hike up the mountain.They tried to gain access through a window. However, the windows were both barred and securely locked, so their plan failed.Taking vitamin supplements can have some health benefits. According to many doctors, however, it is no substitute for eating a balanced diet.We expected him to be grateful. He was rather offended, however.There were charitable agencies that could have helped her when she fell into poverty. Coming from a wealthy background, however, she had no knowledge of them.
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.
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 takes her.
definition 4: 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 that.
Please fix it however you can.They had to take care of their children however they could.He doesn't like turkey however it's cooked.He was unable to grasp the concept however the professor tried to explain it to him.