|1.||[ adverb ] used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement|
|Synonyms:||anyway anyhow in_any_event at_any_rate|
"Anyhow, he is dead now" "I don't know what happened to it anyway, it's gone" "in any case, there was a brief scuffle" "but at any rate he got a knighthood for it"
|2.||[ adverb ] making an additional point; anyway|
"I don't want to go to a restaurant besides, we can't afford it" "she couldn't shelter behind him all the time and in any case he wasn't always with her"