Idioms about how
Origin of how1
Words nearby how
Other definitions for how (2 of 2)
Origin of how2
usage note for how
How to use how in a sentence
She tried the direct, how-do-you-do handshake approach, but was blocked by a burly aide-de-camp.Andrew Cuomo Can't Ignore It Now: He's Weak Even at Home|David Freedlander|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In March, popular beauty site Into the Gloss even published a how-to on getting blue-tinted hair.Tangled Up in Blue: Young Stars and Their Blue Rinses|Erin Cunningham|July 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The “Operation Trojan Horse” letter was a how-to guide for Islamic fundamentalists wanting to take over local schools.Inspectors Uncover UK Schools Pushing Radical Islamic Agendas|Nico Hines|June 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once again, Apple has all the know-how to enter, and dominate, this market without making an acquisition.
An email allegedly written by David Newman, an employee of the Cheyenne VA, reads like a how-to manual for cooking the books.
Consequently, while the direction of the what-not-how-now line is definitely fixed, their actual positions remain unestablished.
I'm plumb tired, an' there ain't no use tryin' to be respectable, no-how.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends|Stanley R. Matthews
How lovers rashGot mittens at the spelling school!How many a mute, inglorious fool Wrote rhymes and sighed and died—mustache!The Book of Humorous Verse|Various
I guess I didn't think much what I was a-doin' of, no-how. 'The Calico Cat|Charles Miner Thompson
But in that other heart how was it?how with the sweet saint that was talking to herself in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs?The Minister's Wooing|Harriet Beecher Stowe
British Dictionary definitions for how (1 of 2)
- is this satisfactory as regards…?how's that for size?
- an exclamation used to draw attention to a quality, deed, etchow is that for endurance?
- what is your opinion?
- cricket (an appeal to the umpire) is the batsman out?Also written: howzat (haʊˈzæt)
Word Origin for how
British Dictionary definitions for how (2 of 2)
Word Origin for how
Other Idioms and Phrases with how
In addition to the idioms beginning with how
- how about
- how about that?
- how are you?
- how come?
- how does that grab you?
- how do you do?
- how goes it
- howling success
- how so?
- how the land lies
- how the wind blows
- and how