(rare) In any way.
(conjunctive, informal, chiefly, North America) Anyway, anyhow, in any case.
* 1865 , (Charles Dickens), (Our Mutual Friend) , Chapman and Hall, accessible through Google Books
*:"Anyways ," said the damsel, "I am glad punishment, and I say so."
- it behoves themto remove all objects, causes, companies, occasions, as may anyways molest him […].
(obsolete) In any way.
(conjunctive) ; anyhow.
- He that sleeps in the day-time, or is in suspense, fear, anyway troubled in mind, or goes to bed upon a full stomach, may never hope for quiet rest in the night […].
(speech act) (Used to indicate that a statement explains or supports a previous statement). See anyhow.
- He didn't enjoy washing his car, but it was so dirty that he did it anyway .
* 1962 , (Bob Dylan),
- I don't think that's true. I haven't found any evidence, anyway .
- But I wish there were somethin' you would do or say / To try and make me change my mind and stay / We never did too much talkin' anyway / Don't think twice, it's all right.