Word HOW
Character 3
Hyphenation how
Pronunciations /hæŏ/

Definitions and meanings of "How"

What do we mean by how?

In what manner or way; by what means. adverb

In what state or condition. adverb

To what extent, amount, or degree. adverb

For what reason or purpose; why. adverb

With what meaning. adverb

By what name. adverb

By what measure; in what units. adverb

What. Usually used in requesting that something be said again. adverb

Used as an intensive. adverb

The manner or way in which. conjunction

That. conjunction

In whatever way or manner; however. conjunction

A manner or method of doing something. noun

(and how) Most certainly; you bet. idiom

(how about) Used to make a suggestion or to offer something. idiom

(how about) Used to request an opinion about something considered remarkable or impressive. idiom

(how about that) Used rhetorically to express surprise or wonder at or approval for something. idiom

(how come) How is it that; why. idiom

(how so) How is it so. idiom

A Scotch form of houve. noun

The means by which something is accomplished.

A breed between a horse and a cow Urban Dictionary

-In what way or manner; by what means? How did the accident happen? -To what extent, degree, etc.?: How damaged is the car? -In what state or condition?: How are you? -For what reason; why?: How can you talk such nonsense? -To what effect; with what meaning?: How is one to interpret his action? -What?: How do you mean? If they don't have vanilla, how about chocolate? -(Used as an intensifier): How seldom I go there! -By what title or name?: How does one address the president? -At what price: How are the new cars going, cheaper than last year's models? -By what amount or in what measure or quantity?: How do you sell these tomatoes? -In what form or shape?: How does the demon appear in the first act of the opera? How does the medication come? Conjunction -The manner or way in which: He couldn't figure out how to solve the problem. -About the manner, condition, or way in which: I don't care how you leave your desk when you go. Be careful how you act. -In whatever manner or way; however: You can travel how you please. -Informal that He told us how he was honest and could be trusted. Noun -A question concerning the way or manner in which something is done, achieved, etc.: a child's unending whys and how’s. -A way or manner of doing something: to consider all the how’s and wherefores. -A word formerly used in communications to represent the letter H. Idioms -And how! Informal. certainly! you bet!: Am I happy? And how! -Here's how, Informal. (used as a toast). -How come? Informal. how is it that? Why?: How come you never visit us anymore? -How so? how does it happen to be so? Why?: You haven't any desire to go? How so? Urban Dictionary

The cross between at heffer and a cow. Usually somebody of a very large size. Urban Dictionary

How now brown cow Urban Dictionary

H-onesty O-penminded W-illingness An Acroynom used in Alchonize AA lingo Urban Dictionary

Substitute for ho or whore. with this you can call people names without them realizing it. Urban Dictionary

Its a cross between a cow and a hoe. Urban Dictionary

An interjection indicating approval, congratulations, or gratitude. Common especially in Laurentian mountains of Quebec, Canada. Urban Dictionary

An expression of agreement. Can be used in place of 'indeed.' Can also be used sarcastically to get someone to stop fucking talking to you about frivolous things. syn: you said it. Urban Dictionary

Similar to "How are you", this phrase is often used at the beginning of IM conversations to inquire about the health of a friend. Urban Dictionary

Synonyms and Antonyms for How

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The word "how" in example sentences

I think a key feature of being familiar with common interaction patterns i.e. how to login, what is email, etc. is that one learns what can be ignored and we learn *how* to ignore things. ❋ Erik Stolterman (2009)

The organization is actually superb as it allows you to organize how YOU like to; and then that "search" allows you to find anything no matter *how* it's organized. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The irony here that political candidates has to register the money they receive and how much they spent on political can this be fair when you have a 24 hours network is supporting one party over the other…free of charge 24 hours called Fox Network? ❋ Unknown (2007)

Every number carries stories of men who have in part-time or whole-time farming, in small shops, in backyard industries tried out Distributism and can tell us how it has worked and _how to work it_. ❋ Unknown (2007)

As I rode along to-day thinkin '-- thinkin' -- thinkin '-- how can I save the children an' Cap'n Tom, _how can I get a little money to send Cap'n ❋ John Trotwood Moore (N/A)

So I told him how wrong I had acted, and how sorry I felt for it, and then I asked him to tell me _how_ my life had been saved, and if any one was killed, and all about the accident. ❋ Various (N/A)

When they consider that each of our remedies is a specific on which great labor has been expended for years to perfect it, and when they further consider how much better anything can be done which is exclusively followed with the facilities that large manufactories afford, then they may see not only that we do, but _how_ we make better medicines than have been produced before. ❋ Various (N/A)

It cannot show just how or when life or the various kinds of life did originate, it can only show _how it did not_. ❋ George McCready Price (N/A)

Apparently, have the pupils been shown _how_ to study, i.e., how to prepare the work most advantageously? ❋ Calvin Olin Davis (N/A)

She must use excellent English, must know how to dress quietly and suitably, and must not only _know how_ to keep herself in the background of family life, but must be ❋ Marguerite Stockman Dickson (N/A)

Distributism and can tell us how it has worked and _how to work it_. ❋ Maisie Ward (1932)

“O how well it is that you have come near, ” each one sang, “how well it is that you have come near where I have awaited you, having all delight prepared for you! ❋ Unknown (1921)

That he must educate himself over again, for objects quite new, in an air altogether hostile to his old educations, was the only certainty; but how he was to do it, —how he was to convert the idler in Rotten Row into the lobbyist of the Capital, —he had not an idea, and no one to teach him. ❋ Unknown (1918)

T.B. germs, but how can we make international solidarity seem practical to the dub average voters, _how_! ❋ Sinclair Lewis (1918)

” It is very probable, too, that Katerina Ivanovna longed on this occasion, at the moment when she seemed to be abandoned by every one, to show those “wretched contemptible lodgers” that she knew “how to do things, how to entertain” and that she had been brought up “in a genteel, she might almost say aristocratic colonel’s family” and had not been meant for sweeping floors and washing the children’s rags at night. ❋ Unknown (1917)

Oh, how stubbornly does love, —or even that cunning semblance of love which flourishes in the imagination, but strikes no depth of root into the heart, —how stubbornly does it hold its faith until the moment comes when it is doomed to vanish into thin mist! ❋ Unknown (1917)

One of the prettiest touches of all, and that which angled for mine eyes, —caught the water though not the fish, —was when at the relation of the queen’s death, with the manner how she came to it, —bravely confessed and lamented by the king, —how attentiveness wounded his daughter; till, from one sign of dolour to another, she did, with an ‘alas! ❋ Unknown (1914)

'The Lord shewed me how He is mouth, wisdom and utterance to His true and faithful ministers; that it is from Him alone that they are to communicate to the people, and also the _when_ and the _how_.' ❋ Unknown (1911)

And when now and then comes along some sad, sharp-eyed man, who sees how paltry a game is played, and refuses to play, but blabs the secret; —how then? is the bird flown? ❋ Unknown (1909)

Or the satiric? whoOmne vafer vitium ridenti tangit amico; 27 who sportingly never leaveth till he make a man laugh at folly, and at length ashamed to laugh at himself, which he cannot avoid without avoiding the folly; who, while circum præcordia ludit, 28 giveth us to feel how many headaches a passionate life bringeth us to, —how, when all is done, Est Ulubris, animus si nos non deficit æquus. ❋ Unknown (1909)

[what the] [fff] ❋ Dr. Malcom Ferlosofos (2003)

How [did you] do that? I could not [figure out] how he [did that] Who, What, When, Why, Where, How? How!? ❋ Ninjaskillz (2006)

[Holy crap] that is [the biggest] how i have ever [seen]!!! ❋ Abc Dog! (2007)

[the gay] [BBC] ❋ Mrjimmeh (2003)

To work this [program] you [ned] [H.O].W. ❋ Matt (2005)

[stfu] [you how] ❋ Jacobvandy (2004)

[man], [shannon] is [such a] how. ❋ Lawlz-- (2008)

James: Hey [Rodney], how did your [water test] go? Rodney: I passed! I got my [third] in Campcraft! James: How-how! ❋ Chad_Reiss (2006)

[Rhonda]: Juan, it's pretty cold outside today. Juan: And how! Erin: I told her to [shut the hell up] because she was being a whore. I mean who tries anal with her boyfriend and then tells the entire cheer squad about it? I swear, Kelly is so totally gay... [Franklin] (clearly annoyed): AND HOW! ❋ Skivvy (2004)

[IM] 1: [Hey]... IM 2: Hey, how be? IM 1: [I'm good], you? ❋ Jodie Wood (2007)

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