- in any case; anyhow; nonetheless; regardless: Whether you like it or not, I'm going anyway.
- (used to continue or resume the thread of a story or account): Anyway, we finally found a plumber who could come right over.
Origin of anyway
Examples from the Web for anyway
Contemporary Examples of anyway
Anyway, Hurley magically built a career from it, and is still smiling and siren-ing.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress
December 12, 2014
In other words, Hagel may yet be in the job past January 2017 anyway.The Coming Battle for a New SecDef
November 25, 2014
Collins has a policy of generally not commenting on Hunger Games-related matters, anyway.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters
November 21, 2014
But go ahead and try it anyway, since it seems to work somehow.Mother’s Little Anti-Psychotic Is Worth $6.9 Billion A Year
November 9, 2014
Anyway, President Obama is going to have to change his style of governing.The GOP Senate: A New Utopia Dawns
P. J. O’Rourke
November 8, 2014
Historical Examples of anyway
No, Bines; they'll be here presently, and you can meet them, anyway.
Anyway, he said, Jim had already sure-enough drowned as fur as there was any fun in it.
I'd play that fur the heftiest moral courage I've ever showed, anyway.
See 'em once anyway, and see a little more of this country and these people.
I need the out-doors, and anyway you don't need me down there.
- in any case; at any rate; nevertheless; anyhow
- in a careless or haphazard manner
- Usually any way . in any manner; by any means
Word Origin and History for anyway
1560s, any way "in any manner;" variant any ways (with adverbial genitive) attested from c.1560. One-word form predominated from 1830s. As an adverbial conjunction, from 1859. Middle English in this sense had ani-gates "in any way, somehow" (c.1400).