I. pronoun Date: 13th century something II. adverb Date: 13th century in some degree or measure ; slightly

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  • Somewhat — Some what , n. 1. More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something. [1913 Webster] These salts have somewhat of a nitrous taste. Grew. [1913 Webster] Somewhat of his good sense will suffer, in this transfusion, and much …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Somewhat — Some what , adv. In some degree or measure; a little. [1913 Webster] His giantship is gone, somewhat crestfallen. Milton. [1913 Webster] Somewhat back from the village street. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • somewhat — ► ADVERB ▪ to some extent. ● somewhat of Cf. ↑somewhat of …   English terms dictionary

  • somewhat — [sum′hwut΄, sum′hwät΄, sum′wut΄, sum′wət] pron. some degree, amount, portion, or part; a bit: often followed by of [somewhat of a surprise] adv. to some extent or degree; a little; rather [somewhat late] …   English World dictionary

  • somewhat — c.1200, a certain amount, to a certain degree, from SOME (Cf. some) + WHAT (Cf. what). Replaced O.E. sumdæl, sume dæle somewhat, some portion, lit. some deal …   Etymology dictionary

  • somewhat of — ► somewhat of something of. Main Entry: ↑somewhat …   English terms dictionary

  • somewhat — index fairly (moderately), in part Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • somewhat — [adv] to some extent adequately, a little, bearably, considerably, fairly, far, incompletely, in part, insignificantly, kind of, moderately, more or less, not much, partially, pretty, quite, rather, ratherish, significantly, slightly, some,… …   New thesaurus

  • somewhat — 01. Gerry is [somewhat] taller than his brother. 02. We left home [somewhat] later than we intended because it took a while to eat breakfast. 03. We were [somewhat] disappointed with the movie. 04. The weather in Victoria is [somewhat] milder… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • somewhat — some|what W2S2 [ˈsʌmwɔt US wa:t] adv more than a little but not very somewhat larger/higher/newer etc ▪ The price is somewhat higher than I expected. ▪ Things have changed somewhat since then. somewhat of ▪ To say that I was surprised is somewhat …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • somewhat — [[t]sʌ̱m(h)wɒt[/t]] ♦♦♦ ADV: ADV with cl/group You use somewhat to indicate that something is the case to a limited extent or degree. [FORMAL] He concluded that Oswald was somewhat abnormal... He explained somewhat unconvincingly that the company …   English dictionary

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