anyway Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "anyway" - English Dictionary

See all translations

anywayadverb

uk   us   /ˈen.i.weɪ/ (also anyhow)
A2 whatever else is happening, without considering other things: Of course I don't mind taking you home - I'm going that way anyway. "I thought you said everyone had left." "Well, some of them have anyway." Her parents were opposed to her giving up her course, but she did it anyway.A2 In conversation, anyway is also used to change the subject, return to an earlier subject, or get to the most interesting point: Anyway, as I said, I'll be away next week. Anyway, in the end I didn't wear your jacket. What was he doing with so much of the company's money in his personal account anyway?B1 used to give a more important reason for something that you are saying: I don't have time to go, and anyway it's too expensive.
More examples
(Definition of anyway from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of anyway?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “anyway” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
field event

a sports event in which athletes take part one after the other rather than racing or competing together

Word of the Day

Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
Are you a glass-half-full person? (Everyday Idioms)
by Kate Woodford,
July 29, 2015
A reader of this blog recently asked for a post on idioms that are used in everyday English. This seemed like a reasonable request. After all, if you are going to make the effort to learn a set of English idioms, you want those idioms to be useful. The question, then, was

Read More 

exoskeleton noun
exoskeleton noun
July 27, 2015
a robotic device which goes around the legs and part of the body of a person who cannot walk and allows them to move independently and in an upright position The device, known as an exoskeleton, is strapped to the outside of a person’s limbs and can then be controlled by them.

Read More