however

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
how•ev•er /haʊˈɛvɚ/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  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. [used in questions] how;
    how under the circumstances:However did you escape?

conj. 
  1. in whatever way, manner, or state:Arrange your work hours however you like.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
how•ev•er  (hou evər),USA pronunciation adv. 
  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?

conj. 
  1. in whatever way, manner, or state:Arrange your hours however you like.
  • Middle English hou-ever. See how1, ever 1350–1400
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  but 1.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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



'however' also found in these entries:
Collocations: however, there is another [way, option, possibility], I [understand, must stress, worry], however, that, however much you [spend, work, try], you [can't, won't be able to], more...

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