Nevertheless; yet, still; in spite of (that).
‘He told me not to do it. I, however, did it anyway. / I did it anyway, however. / (sometimes proscribed:) However, I did it anyway.’; ‘She wanted to go; however, she decided against it.’;
(degree) To whatever degree or extent
‘However clear you think you've been, many questions will remain.’;
(manner) In whatever way or manner.
‘Let me know when you've had your interview, however it goes.’;
An emphatic form of how.
‘However were you able to do it?’;
(obsolete) In any case, at any rate, at all events.
In whatever way or manner.
‘she offered to help however she could’;
(proscribed) Although, though, but, yet.
In whetever manner, way, or degree.
‘However yet they me despise and spite.’; ‘Howe'er the business goes, you have made fault.’;
At all events; at least; in any case.
‘Our chief end is to be freed from all, if it may be, however from the greatest evils.’;
Nevertheless; notwithstanding; yet; still; though; as, I shall not oppose your design; I can not, however, approve of it.
‘In your excuse your love does little say;You might howe'er have took a better way.’;
despite anything to the contrary (usually following a concession);
‘although I'm a little afraid, however I'd like to try it’; ‘while we disliked each other, nevertheless we agreed’; ‘he was a stern yet fair master’; ‘granted that it is dangerous, all the same I still want to go’;
by contrast; on the other hand;
‘the first part was easy; the second, however, took hours’;
to whatever degree or extent;
‘The results, however general, are important’; ‘they have begun, however reluctantly, to acknowledge the legitimacy of some of the opposition's concerns’;
in whatever way or manner;
‘Victory, however it was brought about, was sweet’; ‘however he did it, it was very clever’;
in what way or manner or by what means (`however' is sometimes used as an intensive form of `how');
‘how did you catch the snake?’; ‘he told us how he did it’; ‘however did you get here so soon?’;