1. In any way or manner whatever: Get the job done anyway you can.
2. In any case; at least: I don't know if it was lost or stolen; anyway, it's gone.
3. Nevertheless; regardless: It was raining but they played the game anyway.
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Indo-European & Semitic Roots Appendices
Thousands of entries in the dictionary include etymologies that trace their origins back to reconstructed proto-languages. You can obtain more information about these forms in our online appendices:
The Indo-European appendix covers nearly half of the Indo-European roots that have left their mark on English words. A more complete treatment of Indo-European roots and the English words derived from them is available in our Dictionary of Indo-European Roots.