Meaning of “however” - Learner’s Dictionary


adverb uk us /haʊˈevər/
however cold/difficult/slowly, etc

B2 used to say that it does not make any difference how cold/difficult/slowly, etc something is or happens:

We're not going to get there in time, however fast we drive.

A2 used when you are about to say something that is surprising compared with what you have just said:

He had always been a successful businessman. Recently, however, things have not been going well for him.

used to ask about how something happened when the person asking feels surprised:

However did you manage to persuade her?

(Definition of “however adverb” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)