Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In any way or manner whatever: Get the job done anyway you can.
  • adv. In any case; at least: I don't know if it was lost or stolen; anyway, it's gone.
  • adv. Nevertheless; regardless: It was raining but they played the game anyway.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Used to indicate a change of subject.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Anywise; at all.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In any way or manner; anyhow.
  • In any case; at any rate; at all events; anyhow.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement
  • adv. in any way whatsoever

Etymologies

any +‎ way (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Maybe what those sued should do being that they cannot win anyway is lay down in court so to speak.

    Jammie Thomas: facing the RIAA alone

  • Further 1051 E, E. 1, E. 2 states the State of AZ, subdivisions, and agencies MAY NOT be prohibited in anyway from the sharing of a citizens info with theFeds.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Immigrants and Nazis, Communists and Cardinals

  • Calling sounds like rain or thunder white noise is somewhat of a misnomer, but the makers of downloadable apps and sleep machines use the term anyway.

    Listening to Shhhh in the City

  • I think being unhappy in anyway is now against the law

    Brown -The Princess and The Pea

  • Stephenson makes a very writerly comment in the introduction, how the world of Anathem is not our world but he strives to make it seem familiar by using common terms—while it may not be called "carrot" on their world, he will use the term anyway since the foods are analogous.

    Anathem

  • That just struck me as dumb, and since I was getting pretty burnt out on the title anyway, that was reason enough to give it up.

    Archive 2006-07-23

  • The market place is clogged as is and can scarcely hold another title anyway, regardless of how good the work is.

    Archive 2006-04-09

  • Who the hell bails in the middle of the term anyway?

    Is It Open Season On Seeking Solace?

  • But the key constitutional question is whether the President can define the term anyway he likes see Wolfowitz's definition, for example and claim that it is consistent with the AUMF.

    Balkinization

  • Victor, of course, would have succeeded to the title anyway on the passing of Papa, but there might have been nothing else.

    Heartless

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