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English definition of “how”

how

adverb     /haʊ/
WAY A2 used to ask about the way something happens or is done: How did he die ? How does she manage to keep the house so tidy ?Question words and expressions
QUANTITY A1 used to ask about quantity , size , or age : How big is the house ? How old are they? How much (= what price ) was that dress ? How far is the next garage ?Question words and expressions
EMPHASIZE B1 used before an adjective or adverb to emphasize it: I was amazed at how quickly she finished .Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
HEALTH A2 used to ask about someone's health : How are you feeling today?Question words and expressions
SITUATION B1 used to ask about the success or progress of a situation : How's everything going? How was the exam ?Question words and expressions
How are you? A1 used to ask someone if they are well and happy : "How are you Jane ?" - "Oh, not so bad thanks ."Question words and expressions
How about..? A2 used to make a suggestion : How about a drink ? [+ doing sth] How about going to the cinema ?Question words and expressions
How come? informal used to ask about the reason for something, especially when you feel surprised about it: "Kate's gone to the party on her own." "How come?"Question words and expressions
→ See also know-how, How strange/stupid/weird, etc. is that?
(Definition of how adverb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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