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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SOMEWHAT, n. [some and what.]
1. Something, though uncertain what.
2. More or less; a certain quantity or degree, indeterminate. These salts have somewhat of a nitrous taste.
3. A part, greater or less. Somewhat of his good sense will suffer in this transfusion, and much of the beauty of his thoughts will be lost.
SOMEWHAT, adv. In some degree or quantity. This is somewhat more or less than was expected; he is somewhat aged; he is somewhat disappointed; somewhat disturbed.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: to a small degree or extent; "his arguments were somewhat self-contradictory"; "the children argued because one slice of cake was slightly larger than the other" [syn: slightly, somewhat, more or less]
2: to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "pretty big"; "pretty bad"; "jolly decent of him"; "the shoes are priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers" [syn: reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passably] [ant: immoderately, unreasonably]

Merriam Webster's

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

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adv., n., & pron. --adv. to some extent (behaviour that was somewhat strange; answered somewhat hastily). --n. & pron. archaic something (loses somewhat of its force). Phrases and idioms: more than somewhat colloq. very (was more than somewhat perplexed).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Somewhat Some"what`, n. 1. More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something. These salts have somewhat of a nitrous taste. --Grew. Somewhat of his good sense will suffer, in this transfusion, and much of the beauty of his thoughts will be lost. --Dryden. 2. A person or thing of importance; a somebody. Here come those that worship me. They think that I am somewhat. --Tennyson.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Somewhat Some"what`, adv. In some degree or measure; a little. His giantship is gone, somewhat crestfallen. --Milton. Somewhat back from the village street. --Longfellow.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. You use somewhat to indicate that something is the case to a limited extent or degree. (FORMAL) He explained somewhat unconvincingly that the company was paying for everything... Although his relationship with his mother had improved somewhat, he was still depressed... ADV: ADV with cl/group

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. ad. Something, in some degree, more or less, rather, a little. II. n. 1. Something. 2. A little, more or less, a part.

Moby Thesaurus

a bit, a little, adequately, after a fashion, any, anything, appreciably, at any rate, at best, at least, at most, at the least, at the most, at the outside, at worst, aught, comparatively, considerably, detectably, extremely, fairly, far, in a manner, in a measure, in a way, in part, in some measure, incompletely, insignificantly, kind of, leastwise, merely, mildly, moderately, modestly, more or less, not comprehensively, not exhaustively, only, part, partially, partly, pretty, pro tanto, purely, quite, rather, relatively, scarcely, significantly, simply, slightly, so far, some, something, sort of, thus far, to a degree, to some degree, to some extent, tolerably, very, visibly


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