how
Pronunciation
  • (RP, GA) enPR: hou, IPA: /haʊ/
  • (New Zealand, AU) IPA: /hæŏ/

Adverb

how (not comparable)

  1. To what degree.
    How often do you practice?
    The gauge indicated how hot the oven was.
  2. In what manner.
    How do you solve this puzzle?
    How else can we get this finished?
    She showed him how to do it.
  3. In what state.
    How are you?
    How was your vacation?
    How the stock market interprets events has real consequences.
    • 2016, [https://web.archive.org/web/20170925022505/https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/lets-learn-english-lesson-4/3168920.html VOA Learning English] (public domain)
      How's the new apartment? — The new apartment is great!
  4. Used as a modifier to indicate surprise, delight, or other strong feelings in an exclamation.
    How very interesting!
    How wonderful it was to receive your invitation.
    • quote en
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Noun

how (plural hows)

  1. The means by which something is accomplished.
    I am not interested in the why, but in the how.

Conjunction
  1. The manner or way that.
    I remember how I solved this puzzle.
  2. That, the fact that, the way that.
    • 2010 April 24, Jesse McKinley, “Don’t Call It ‘Pot’ in This Circle; It’s a Profession ↗”, in The New York Times, page A1:
      “There’s this real Al Capone fear that they’re going to get our guys, not on marijuana, but on something else,” Mr. Edson said, referring to how Capone was eventually charged with tax evasion rather than criminal activity.
Translations
Noun

how (plural hows)

  1. (dialectal) An artificial barrow or tumulus.
  2. (dialectal) A small hill in northern England. (Usage preserved mainly in place names.)

Interjection
  1. A greeting, used in representations of Native American speech.

How
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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