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Definition of "how" []

  • In what manner or way; by what means: How does this machine work? (adverb)
  • In what state or condition: How is she today? (adverb)
  • To what extent, amount, or degree: How bad was it? (adverb)
  • For what reason or purpose; why: How is it that he left early? (adverb)
  • With what meaning: How should I take that remark? (adverb)
  • In what way? in what manner? by what means?: how did it happen? Also used in indirect questions: tell me how he did it (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To what extent? (adverb)
  • How good? how well? what…like? (adverb)
  • That (adverb)
  • In whatever way (adverb)
  • Used in exclamations to emphasize extent (adverb)
  • The way a thing is done (noun)

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Use "how" in a sentence
  • "The organization is actually superb as it allows you to organize how YOU like to; and then that "search" allows you to find anything no matter *how* it's organized."
  • "I think a key feature of being familiar with common interaction patterns i.e. how to login, what is email, etc. is that one learns what can be ignored and we learn *how* to ignore things."
  • "Every number carries stories of men who have in part-time or whole-time farming, in small shops, in backyard industries tried out Distributism and can tell us how it has worked and _how to work it_."