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1. In any way or manner whatever: Get the job done anyway you can.
2. In any case; at least: I don't know if it was lost or stolen; anyway, it's gone.
3. Nevertheless; regardless: It was raining but they played the game anyway.


1. in any case; at any rate; nevertheless; anyhow
2. in a careless or haphazard manner
3. Usually any way. in any manner; by any means


(ˈɛn iˌweɪ)

1. in any case; anyhow; regardless.
2. (used to resume the thread of a story or account): Anyway, we finally found it.
usage: The adverb anyway is spelled as one word: It was snowing hard, but we drove to the play anyway. The two-word phrase any way means “in any manner”: Finish the job any way you choose. If the words “in the” can be substituted for “any,” the two-word phrase is called for: Finish the job in the way you choose. If the substitution cannot be made, the spelling is anyway.


1. 'anyway'

You use anyway when you are adding a remark to something you have just said. Usually the remark is something you have just thought of, and makes your previous statement seem less important or relevant.

If he doesn't apologize, I'm going to resign. I'm serious. That's what I feel like doing, anyway.
Mary doesn't want children. Not yet, anyway.

You also use anyway to change the topic of a conversation, or to show that you want to end a conversation.

'I've got a terrible cold.' – 'Have you? That's a shame. Anyway, so you won't be coming this weekend?'
'Anyway, I'd better go and make dinner. I'll call you again tomorrow.'
2. 'any way'

Don't confuse anyway with any way. You usually use any way in the phrase in any way, which means 'in any respect' or 'by any means'.

I am not connected in any way with the medical profession.
If I can help in any way, please ask.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.anyway - 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.anyway - in any way whatsoever; "they came anyhow they could"; "get it done anyway you can"


adverb anyhow, regardless, in any case, for all that, at any rate, in any event She won't let him stay with her, and anyway he wouldn't.
بِأي حال، مَع ذلكعلى أَيِّ حال
de qualsevol maneraen fi
joka tapauksessakuitenkin
hvort eî er
i alla fall
dù sao đi nữa


[ˈenɪweɪ] anyways [ˈenɪweɪz] (US) ADV
1. (= in any event) → de todas formas, de todos modos
anyway, you're herede todas formas or de todos modos, estás aquí
anyway, it's not my faultde todas formas or de todos modos, yo no tengo la culpa
he doesn't want to go out and anyway he's not allowedno quiere salir y de todas formas or de todos modos no le dejan
whose money is this anyway?de todas formas or de todos modos, ¿de quién es el dinero?
who needs men anyway?de todas formas or de todos modos, ¿quién necesita a los hombres?
anyway, why invite somebody you never speak to?de todas formas or de todos modos ¿por qué invitar a alguien con quien nunca hablas?
2. (= regardless) → de todas formas, de todos modos
I shall go anywayiré de todas formas or de todos modos
he's not supposed to drink but he does anywayse supone que no debe beber, pero lo hace de todas formas or de todos modos
3. (= at least) → al menos
it's not a good idea, I don't think so anywayno es buena idea, al menos eso es lo que yo pienso
4. (= incidentally) → por cierto
why are you going anyway?por cierto ¿por qué te vas?
5. (continuing what has been said) → en fin
anyway, as I was sayingen fin, como decía antes ...
so anyway, this policeman came up to me and saiden fin, este policía se me acercó y dijo ...


[ˈɛniweɪ] anyhow [ˈɛnihaʊ] adv
(= in any case, besides) → de toute façon
He doesn't want to go out and anyway he's not allowed → Il ne veut pas sortir et de toute façon il n'y est pas autorisé.
(= nevertheless) → quand même
thanks anyway → merci quand même
(= at least) → tout au moins
She doesn't want to have children. Not right now, anyway → Elle ne veut pas avoir d'enfants. Tout au moins pas pour l'instant.
(finishing a conversation)enfin, enfin bon
(for emphasis in questions)exactement, au juste
What do you want from me, anyway? → Qu'est-ce que vous me voulez au juste?, Qu'est-ce que vous me voulez, exactement?


[ˈɛnɪˌweɪ] adv
a. (besides) → in ogni caso
I forgot to buy cough sweets - they don't do much good anyway → ho dimenticato di comprare le caramelle per la tosse - tanto non servono un granché
b. (just the same) → comunque
thanks, anyway → grazie, comunque
c. (at least, at any rate) → almeno
everything is ok, as far as I know anyway → va tutto bene, per quel che ne so io
d. (in narrative, conversation, well, then) → bene
anyway, I've got to go → be', devo andare
it's a long story ...anyway the upshot was that ... → è una lunga storia... a farla breve il risultato fu che...


(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.
every. Any schoolboy could tell you the answer.
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.


على أَيِّ حال stejně alligevel trotzdem εν πάση περιπτώσει de todos modos joka tapauksessa de toute façon ipak comunque とにかく 어쨌든 hoe dan ook likevel w każdym razie de qualquer maneira как бы то ни было i alla fall อย่างไรก็ตาม neyse dù sao đi nữa 总之


adv. de todas maneras, de cualquier modo, sea lo que fuera.
References in classic literature ?
But anyway, he gets out by himself and mopes and thinks; and mostly he hunts for a lonesome place high up on the hill in the edge of the woods, and sets there and looks away off on the big Mississippi down there a-reaching miles and miles around the points where the timber looks smoky and dim it's so far off and still, and everything's so solemn it seems like everybody you've loved is dead and gone, and you 'most wish you was dead and gone too, and done with it all.
Just exactly like Jubiter--so they say; used to was, anyway, but he hain't been seen for seven years.
I just didn't feel like playing the game, anyway, and I HAD been wanting pretty things, so
Anyway, the thing's done, and there's an end of it.
On the 17th of February, 1835, he sold the old carriage and bought a cheap second-hand buggy--said a buggy was just the trick to skim along mushy, slushy early spring roads with, and he had always wanted to try a buggy on those mountain roads, anyway.
Anyway, man has always been afraid of this mathematical certainty, and I am afraid of it now.
Anyway, it lays there a long time and gets rusty; and by and by somebody finds an old yellow paper that tells how to find the marks -- a paper that's got to be ciphered over about a week because it's mostly signs and hy'roglyphics.
It is, of course, a thing which ought to be settled, and I am not going to have anything particular to do next winter anyway.
Anyway it loosened up Rowena from where she was stuck and got her out of the way, and that was the main thing.
And if she wouldn't, well - he would live a good life among men, because of Her, and he would quit drinking anyway.
I've a good mind to mix it with you anyway," Long gritted through his teeth.
They seem doomed to die anyway, and the heavy drinking expedites the process.