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1 how /ˈhaʊ/ adverb
1 how
/ˈhaʊ/
adverb
Learner's definition of HOW
: in what manner or way
: by what means
: for what reason : why
: to what degree, extent, or amount used before an adjective or adverb
used for emphasis before an adjective
used to ask if someone feels good, bad, happy, sad, etc.
see also how do you do (below)
used to ask if something is good, bad, etc.

and how

chiefly US, informal
used for emphasis

as how

informal
: 2that

how about

: does that include (someone) : what about
informal
used to show that you are very impressed by someone or something
how about that chiefly US used to show that you are surprised or pleased by something
also US (informal) how's about
used to make a suggestion about what could be done
used to ask someone to give you something
used to ask if someone will do something
used to ask someone to tell you something in response to what you have just said

how can/could

used to show you think that someone has done or said something shocking or wrong
used to express doubt that something will happen, is possible, etc.
how could you informal used to show disappointment in someone's actions, thoughts, words, etc.

how come

chiefly US, informal
used to ask why something has happened, is true, etc.

how dare you

see 1dare

how do you do

formal
: hello used especially when you are first introduced to someone

how do you like that

used for emphasis or to show surprise or disapproval

how goes it?

see 1go

how's everything (going)

see everything

how so

: in what way : why do you think that

how's that (again)

informal
: what used to request that something be repeated or explained again

how's that for

informal
used for emphasis to describe someone or something you think is very impressive

how will/would

used to express doubt that something will happen or is possible
2 how /ˈhaʊ/ conjunction
2 how
/ˈhaʊ/
conjunction
Learner's definition of HOW
: in what manner or way
: that
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