1. [syn: anyhow, anyway, anyways, in any case, at any rate, in any event]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Anyway \A"ny*way\, Anyways \A"ny*ways\, adv.
Anywise; at all. --Tennyson. Southey.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adv 1: used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a
previous statement; "Anyhow, he is dead now"; "I think
they're asleep; anyhow, they're quiet"; "I don't know
what happened to it; anyway, it's gone"; "anyway, there
is another factor to consider"; "I don't know how it
started; in any case, there was a brief scuffle"; "in any
event, the government faced a serious protest"; "but at
any rate he got a knighthood for it" [syn: anyhow,
anyway, anyways, in any case, at any rate, in