How

Definition of How

adv.1.In what manner or way; by what means or process.
How can a man be born when he is old?
- John iii. 4.
2.To what degree or extent, number or amount; in what proportion; by what measure or quality.
O, how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
- Ps. cxix. 97.
By how much they would diminish the present extent of the sea, so much they would impair the fertility, and fountains, and rivers of the earth.
- Bentley.
3.For what reason; from what cause.
How now, my love! why is your cheek so pale?
- Shak.
4.In what state, condition, or plight.
How, and with what reproach, shall I return?
- Dryden.
5.By what name, designation, or title.
How art thou called?
- Shak.
6.At what price; how dear.
How a score of ewes now?
- Shak.
Let me beg you - don't say "How?" for "What?"
- Holmes.

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