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how  (hou)
/adv./
*1. * In what manner or way; by what means: How does this machine work?
*2. * In what state or condition: How is she today?
*3. * To what extent, amount, or degree: How bad was it?
*4. * For what reason or purpose; why: How is it that he left early?
*5. * With what meaning: How should I take that remark?
*6. * By what name: How is she called?
*7. * By what measure; in what units: How do you sell this corn?
*8. * What. Usually used in requesting that something be said again: How's
that again?
*9. * Used as an intensive: How we laughed!
/conj./
*1. * The manner or way in which: forgot how it was done.
*2. * That.
*3. * In whatever way or manner; however: Cook it how you please.
/n./
A manner or method of doing something: "The how of research is generated by
the why of the world" (Frederick Turner).
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*/and how/* /Informal/
Most certainly; you bet: She's a good dancer, and how!
*/how about/*
What is your thought, feeling, or desire regarding: How about a cup of tea?
How about that storm last night?
*/how about that/* /Informal/


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