anyhow


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an·y·how

 (ĕn′ē-hou′)
adv.
1. In whatever way or manner; however: I'll cook it anyhow you like. They came anyhow they could—by boat, train, or plane.
2. In a careless way; haphazardly: clothes stuffed anyhow into the suitcase.
3.
a. In any case; at least: I think they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet.
b. Nevertheless: It sounds crazy, but I believe it anyhow.

anyhow

(ˈɛnɪˌhaʊ)
adv
1. in any case; at any rate
2. in any manner or by any means whatever
3. in a haphazard manner; carelessly

an•y•how

(ˈɛn iˌhaʊ)

adv.
1. in any way whatever.
2. in any case; at all events.
3. in a careless manner; haphazardly: clothes strewn anyhow about the room.
[1730–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.anyhow - used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement; "Anyhow, he is dead now"; "I think they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet"; "I don't know what happened to it; anyway, it's gone"; "anyway, there is another factor to consider"; "I don't know how it started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle"; "in any event, the government faced a serious protest"; "but at any rate he got a knighthood for it"
2.anyhow - in any way whatsoever; "they came anyhow they could"; "get it done anyway you can"

anyhow

adverb
1. anyway, still, nevertheless, nonetheless, in any case, for all that, in spite of everything Anyhow, it's no secret that he owes money.
2. carelessly, haphazardly, heedlessly her long legs which she displayed all anyhow getting into the car
Translations
بِأي حال، بِأي شَكْلبِأَيِّ شَكْلكَيْفَما إتُّفِق
nedbalenepořádněstejněv každém případě
alligevelhulter til bulteri hvert faldtilfældiguanset
mitenkään
unatoč tome
akárhogy
hirîuleysislegahvernig svo sem
とにかく
어쨌든
hocijako
hur som helstpå något sätt
อย่างไรก็ตาม
dù sao đi nữa

anyhow

[ˈenɪhaʊ] ADV
1. = anyway
2. (= carelessly, haphazardly) → de cualquier modo, de cualquier manera
he leaves things just anyhowdeja las cosas de cualquier modo or manera
the books were all anyhow, on the floorlos libros estaban por el suelo de cualquier modo or manera
I came in late and finished my essay off anyhowvolví tarde y terminé mi ensayo sin pensarlo mucho

anyhow

[ˈɛnihaʊ] adv
(also any old how) (= haphazardly) → n'importe comment

anyhow

adv
(= at any rate)jedenfalls; (= regardless)trotzdem; anyhow, that’s what I thinkdas ist jedenfalls meine Meinung; anyhow, I went to see him(also) jedenfalls, ich habe ihn besucht; anyhow, you’re here nowjetzt bist du jedenfalls da; I told him not to, but he did it anyhowich habe es ihm verboten, aber er hat es trotzdem gemacht; he agrees anyhow, so it doesn’t matterer ist sowieso einverstanden, es spielt also keine Rolle; it’s no trouble, I’m going there anyhowes ist keine Mühe, ich gehe sowieso hin; who cares, anyhow?überhaupt, wen kümmert es denn schon?; anyhow!gut!, na ja!
(= carelessly)irgendwie; (= at random)aufs Geratewohl; the papers were scattered anyhow on his deskdie Papiere lagen bunt durcheinander auf seinem Schreibtisch; things are all anyhowalles ist durcheinander

anyhow

[ˈɛnɪˌhaʊ] adv
a. (at any rate) → ad or in ogni modo, comunque
I'm going anyhow → ci vado lo stesso
b. (haphazard) → come capita, in qualsiasi modo
do it anyhow you like → fallo come ti pare
I finished it anyhow → in qualche modo l'ho finito
he leaves things just anyhow → lascia tutto come (gli) capita

any

(ˈeni) pronoun, adjective
1. one, some, no matter which. `Which dress shall I wear?' `Wear any (dress)'; `Which dresses shall I pack?' `Pack any (dresses)'.
2. (in questions and negative sentences etc) one, some. John has been to some interesting places but I've never been to any; Have you been to any interesting places?; We have hardly any coffee left.
adjective
every. Any schoolboy could tell you the answer.
adverb
at all; (even) by a small amount. Is this book any better than the last one?; His writing hasn't improved any.
ˈanybody, ˈanyone pronoun
1. (in questions, and negative sentences etc) some person. Is anybody there?
2. any person, no matter which. Get someone to help – anyone will do.
3. everyone. Anyone could tell you the answer to that.
ˈanyhow adverb
1. anyway. Anyhow, even if the problem does arise, it won't affect us.
2. in a careless, untidy way. Books piled anyhow on shelves.
ˈanything pronoun
1. (in questions, and negative sentences etc) some thing. Can you see anything?; I can't see anything.
2. a thing of any kind. You can buy anything you like; `What would you like for your birthday?' `Anything will do.'
ˈanyway adverb
nevertheless; in spite of what has been or might be said, done etc. My mother says I mustn't go but I'm going anyway; Anyway, she can't stop you.
ˈanywhere adverb
in any place at all. Have you seen my gloves anywhere?; I can't find them anywhere; `Where will I put these?' `Anywhere will do.'
at any rate
at least. It's a pity it has started to rain, but at any rate we can still enjoy ourselves at the cinema; The Queen is coming to see us – at any rate, that's what John says.
in any case
nevertheless. I don't believe the story but I'll check it in any case.

anyhow

بِأَيِّ شَكْل stejně alligevel jedenfalls ούτως ή άλλως de cualquier manera mitenkään quoi qu’il en soit unatoč tome comunque とにかく 어쨌든 hoe dan ook uansett jakoś de qualquer maneira во всяком случае på något sätt อย่างไรก็ตาม her halükarda dù sao đi nữa 无论如何
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The Manufacturer, seeing that he could get no labour for a long time and finding the times pretty hard anyhow, burned down his shoe factory for the insurance, and when the strikers wanted to resume work there was no work to resume.
We've got to keep him till after the Campania sails, anyhow," Horser said doggedly.
It's some of the company's business, anyhow, and I'm paid for looking after that.
And Petya gave the Cossack a detailed account not only of his ride but also of his object, and why he considered it better to risk his life than to act "just anyhow.
I asked if I might stop, and I think he was glad, anyhow we've been ever such pals ever since, and I never expect to have such a time again as long as I live
It can't do any harm, anyhow," said Peter, "but I'm afraid you've left it too late.
I'm gladder'n ever now, anyhow, that he speaks to me," sighed Pollyanna contentedly.
Idiotic propositions of a parallel nature have been freely offered for my acceptance, and I have been called upon to admit that I would give Poor Law relief to anybody, anywhere, anyhow.
Anyhow, I can't leave here myself until I am relieved.
I never had much time for sleeping," answered Hook, "and I shall have to be the late man to-night, anyhow.
Anyhow, it stopped abruptly the night before the battle.
Now, I'd like to know what the eternal thunders we was marched into these woods for anyhow, unless it was to give the rebs a regular pot shot at us.