how

how ADVERB 1) in what way or by what means. 2) in what condition or health. 3) to what extent or degree. 4) the way in which.
and how! — Cf. and how!
how about? — Cf. ↑how about?
the how and why — Cf. ↑the how and why
how do you do? — Cf. ↑how do you do?
how many — Cf. ↑how many
how much — Cf. ↑how much
how now? — Cf. ↑how now?
how's that? — Cf. ↑how's that?
ORIGIN Old English.

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