At leastways
Leastways Least"ways`, Leastwise Least"wise`, adv. At least; at all events. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{At leastways}, or {At leastwise}, at least. [Obs.] --Fuller. [1913 Webster]


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  • Leastways — Least ways , Leastwise Least wise , adv. At least; at all events. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {At leastways}, or {At leastwise}, at least. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • At leastwise — Leastways Least ways , Leastwise Least wise , adv. At least; at all events. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {At leastways}, or {At leastwise}, at least. [Obs.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leastways — [lēst′wāz΄] adv. [< phr. at the least ways, at least] Chiefly Dial. leastwise; anyway …   English World dictionary

  • leastways — (also leastwise) ► ADVERB dialect or informal ▪ at least …   English terms dictionary

  • at least — adverb 1. if nothing else ( leastwise is informal and leastways is colloquial) (Freq. 60) at least he survived they felt at any rate Jim felt relieved though still wary the influence of economists or at any rate of economics is far reaching • Syn …   Useful english dictionary

  • at any rate — adverb 1. used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement (Freq. 4) Anyhow, he is dead now I think they re asleep; anyhow, they re quiet I don t know what happened to it; anyway, it s gone anyway, there is another… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leastways, leastwise — These words are dialectal, appearing only in regional speech and never in formal writing. They mean at any rate, in any event, or at least : Leastways, that s what I thought he said. You could leastwise try harder. Both words are highly informal… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • leastways — least|ways [ˈli:stweız] adv also least|wise [ waız] informal at least = ↑anyway ▪ There s no way to cross the mountains, leastways at this time of the year …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leastways — adverb /ˈliːstˌweɪz/ (colloquial or dialectal) at least My advice, or, leastways, I should say, my orders, is, said the fattest man of the party, that we mediately go home again …   Wiktionary

  • leastways — /leest wayz /, adv. Dial. at least; at any rate; leastwise. [1350 1400; ME leest weye. See LEAST, WAYS] * * * …   Universalium

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