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Definition of anyway adverb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (also anyhow, informal anyways)
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  1. 1used when adding something to support an idea or argument synonym besides It's too expensive, and anyway the color doesn't look good on you. It's too late now, anyway.
  2. 2despite something; even so The water was cold but I took a shower anyway. I'm afraid we can't come, but thanks for the invitation anyway.
  3. 3used when changing the subject of a conversation, ending the conversation, or returning to a subject Anyway, let's forget about that for the moment. Anyway, I'd better go now—I'll see you tomorrow.
  4. 4used to correct or slightly change what you have said She works in a bank. She did when I last saw her, anyway.
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