Learner's definition of ANYWAY
1 : despite something that has been stated before
The road got worse, but they kept going anyway.
I didn't expect her to say “yes,” but I asked her anyway.
It makes no difference what we say. She's going to do what she wants anyway.
He's far from perfect, but she loves him anyway.
2 — used to give added force to a question
How do they do it anyway?
What exactly does this mean anyway?
I can't believe he acted so rudely. Who does he think he is anyway?
3 — used to add something to a previous statement 4 — used to correct or slightly change a previous statement
I've never known him to be sad—not this sad anyway.
The movie wasn't that bad. I liked it, anyway, even if no one else did.
For a brief time, anyway, they seemed to be happy.
The weather is expected to improve next week. Anyway, that's what I've heard.
5 — used to indicate that something stated before is not important 6 — used to introduce a statement that begins a new subject or that goes on to the next important part of a story
So, anyway, what do you want to do next?
Anyway, I have to go now. I'm already late.
I must have fallen asleep at that point. Anyway, the next thing I knew, the phone was ringing.