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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 how /ˈhaʊ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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. [Obs.]
    How a score of ewes now?   --Shak.
 Note:How is used in each sense, interrogatively, interjectionally, and relatively; it is also often employed to emphasize an interrogation or exclamation. How are the mighty fallen!” --2 Sam. i. 27. Sometimes, also, it is used as a noun; -- as, the how, the when, the wherefore. --Shelley.
    Let me beg you -- don't say =\“How?” for “What?”\=   --Holmes.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: to what extent or amount or degree; "how tall is she?"
      2: in what way or manner or by what means (`however' is
         sometimes used as an intensive form of `how'); "how did
         you catch the snake?"; "he told us how he did it";
         "however did you get here so soon?" [syn: however]