at all; in any case; of any kind; in any way (used with generalizing force after who, what, when, where, how, any, all, etc., sometimes separated by intervening words): Choose what thing soever you please.

Nearby words

  1. soenda islands,
  2. soenda strait,
  3. soerabaja,
  4. soerakarta,
  5. soest,
  6. sof,
  7. sofa,
  8. sofa bed,
  9. sofa surfing,
  10. sofa table

Origin of soever

First recorded in 1510–20; so1 + ever Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for soever



in any way at all: used to emphasize or make less precise a word or phrase, usually in combination with what, where, when, how, etc, or else separated by intervening wordsCompare whatsoever
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Word Origin and History for soever



1550s, from so + ever. "A word generally used in composition to extend or render indefinite the sense of such words as who, what, where, when, how, etc. ...." [Century Dictionary].

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