Definition of anyway adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈeniweɪ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈeniweɪ//
    (also anyhow) (also North American English, informal anyways)
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  1. 1  used when adding something to support an idea or argument synonym besides It's too expensive and anyway the colour doesn't suit you. It's too late now, anyway.
  2. 2  despite 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. 3  used 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. 4  used to correct or slightly change what you have said She works in a bank. She did when I last saw her, anyway.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: anyway