♦♦(The form anyhow is also used.)1) ADV: ADV with cl You use anyway or anyhow to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous point.
I'm certain David's told you his business troubles. Anyway, it's no secret that he owes money...
Mother certainly won't let him stay with her and anyhow he wouldn't.Syn:2) ADV: ADV with cl You use anyway or anyhow to suggest that a statement is true or relevant in spite of other things that have been said.
I don't know why I settled on Aberdeen, but anyway I did...
I wasn't qualified to apply for the job really but I got it anyhow.3) ADV: cl/group ADV You use anyway or anyhow to correct or modify a statement, for example to limit it to what you definitely know to be true.
Mary Ann doesn't want to have children. Not right now, anyway.4) ADV: cl ADV You use anyway or anyhow to indicate that you are asking what the real situation is or what the real reason for something is.
What do you want from me, anyway?...
Where the hell was Bud, anyhow?5) ADV: ADV with cl You use anyway or anyhow to indicate that you are missing out some details in a story and are passing on to the next main point or event.
I was told to go to Reading for this interview. It was a very amusing affair. Anyhow, I got the job.Syn:
`I've got a terrible cold.' - `Have you? Oh dear. Anyway, so you're not going to go away this weekend?'Syn:
`Anyway, I'd better let you have your dinner. Give our love to Francis. Bye.'...
`Anyhow, thanks a lot. Bye bye.'Syn:
English dictionary. 2008.