Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb In any way or manner whatever.
  • adverb In any case; at least.
  • adverb Nevertheless; regardless.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb Anywise; at all.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb speech act Used to indicate a change of subject.

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

any +‎ way

Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • 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

  • 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

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