How

  • 1 how — W1S1 [hau] adv, conj [: Old English; Origin: hu] 1.) used to ask or talk about the way in which something happens or is done ▪ How do you spell your name? ▪ How can I help you? ▪ I d like to help in some way, but I m not sure how. ▪ He explained… …

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  • 2 how — [ hau ] function word *** How can be used in the following ways: as an adverb (introducing a direct or indirect question): How do you spell your last name? I don t know how the system works. (introducing an EXCLAMATION): How I hate the winter!… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 3 how — how1 [hou] adv. [ME hwu, hu < OE, akin to OHG hweo (Ger wie), Goth hwai wa < IE interrogative base * kwo , *kwe > WHY, WHO, L quo, Sans kā] 1. in what manner or way; by what means 2. in what state or condition 3. for what reason or… …

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  • 4 How — How, adv. [OE. how, hou, hu, hwu, AS. h?, from the same root as hw[=a], hw[ae]t, who, what, pron. interrog.; akin to OS. hw[=o]w, D. hoe, cf. G. wie how, Goth. hw[=e] wherewith, hwaiwa how. [root]182. See {Who}, and cf. {Why}.] 1. In what manner… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 how — ► ADVERB 1) in what way or by what means. 2) in what condition or health. 3) to what extent or degree. 4) the way in which. ● and how! Cf. ↑and how! ● how about? …

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  • 6 How — may refer to: *How (interrogative), an interrogative word in English grammar *How (greeting), a greeting in some representations by Europeans of Native American speech *How, Cumbria, a settlement in northwest England *William Walsham How (1823… …

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  • 7 how so? — (archaic) How can this be so?, why? • • • Main Entry: ↑how * * * how so?/how’s that?/spoken phrase used for asking someone to explain the reason for the statement they have just made ‘If the dam is built, a lot of people will suffer.’ ‘How so?’… …

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  • 8 how-to — how toer, n. /how tooh /, adj., n., pl. how tos. adj. 1. giving or pertaining to basic instructions and directions to the layperson on the methods for doing or making something, esp. as a hobby or for practical use: a how to book on photography.… …

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  • 9 HOW... — HOW... (ISSN 0886 0483), called HOW Design Ideas at Work on its cover, is a monthly magazine for graphic designers. Launched in 1985, HOW... is edited by Bryn Mooth, with senior editor Megan Lane. HOW... is published by F+W Publications Inc. of… …

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  • 10 how-to — Ⅰ. how to UK US adjective [before noun] ► used to describe something that provides practical advice on a particular activity: »a how to book/guide/article Ⅱ. how to UK US noun [C] (plural how tos) ► a book, DVD, etc. that gives practical advice… …

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  • 11 how|dy — how|dy1 «HOW dee, HOH », noun, plural dies. Scottish. a midwife. ╂[origin unknown] how|dy2 «HOW dee», interjection, noun, plural dies. Dialect. how do you do …

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  • 12 how's — [houz] contraction 1. how is 2. how has 3. how does * * * …

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  • 13 How to Be — est un film anglais, réalisé en 2008, par Oliver Irving. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Liens externes …

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  • 14 how's — [houz] contraction 1. how is 2. how has 3. how does …

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  • 15 how|be|it — «how BEE iht», adverb, conjunction. –adv. Archaic. however it may be; nevertheless; however. –conj. Obsolete. though; although. ╂[< how be it how(ever) it may be] …

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  • 16 How It Is — is a novel by Samuel Beckett published in 1964. It consists of a monologue by the narrator as he crawls through apparently endless mud, and reminisces on his life. The mud appears to be a kind of purgatory.The title is Beckett s translation of… …

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  • 17 How We Do — can refer to:* How We Do (song), a single released by American rapper The Game. * How We Do (album), an album by hip hop duo Das EFX …

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  • 18 how-to — how′ to′ adj. n. pl. tos 1) giving basic instructions and directions to the layperson for doing or making something: a how to book on photography[/ex] 2) cvb the guidelines or detailed instructions for doing something • Etymology: 1925–30 how′… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 how|ev|er — «how EHV uhr», conjunction, adverb. –conj. 1. nevertheless; yet; in spite of all that: »It is his; however, you may borrow it. We were very late for dinner; however, there was plenty left for us. SYNONYM(S): See syn. under but. (Cf. ↑ …

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  • 20 how-to — how ,to adjective INFORMAL giving information and instructions on how to do a particular thing …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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