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Definitions of how

  1. in what way or manner or by what means; "how did you catch the snake?"; "he told us how he did it"; (`however' is used as an intensive of `how' as in"however did you get here so soon?") Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. to what extent or amount or degree; "how tall is she?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. In what manner or way; by what means or process. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To what degree or extent, number or amount; in what proportion; by what measure or quality. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. For what reason; from what cause. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. In what state, condition, or plight. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. By what name, designation, or title. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. At what price; how dear. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. In what manner; to what degree or extent; for what reason. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. In what manner: to what extent: for what reason: by what means: from what cause: in what condition: (New Test.) sometimes-that. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. In what manner. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. In what state. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. At what price. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To what purport. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. By what name. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. For what reason; why. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. In what manner; to what extent; for what reason; by what means. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. In what manner; to what degree or extent; for what reason; in what state; used as an int. as "how are the mighty fallen!" used as a noun, as "the when, the how, and the wherefore". Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for how

  1. And how oldt are you now? – A Hazard of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells
  2. How was he to tell her? – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
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