from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. At all; in any way: "Space to breathe, how short soever” ( Ben Jonson).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In any fashion, of any kind; used for emphasis after words such as how, what, which etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A word compounded of so and ever, used in composition with who, what, where, when, how, etc., and indicating any out of all possible or supposable persons, things, places, times, ways, etc. It is sometimes used separate from the pronoun or adverb.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A word generally used in composition to extend or render indefinite the sense of such words as who, what, where, when, how, etc., as in whosoever, wheresoever, etc. (See these words.) It is sometimes used separate from who, how, etc.
From so + ever. (Wiktionary)