American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. To some extent or degree; rather.
- pro. Something: The news was somewhat of a surprise.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something not specified.
- n. A measure or degree indeterminate; more or less; a little.
- n. A person or thing of importance.
- In some measure or degree; rather; a little.
- adv. To a limited extent or degree.
- pro. Something.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something.
- n. A person or thing of importance; a somebody.
- adv. In some degree or measure; a little.
- adv. to a moderately sufficient extent or degree
- adv. to a small degree or extent
- some + what (Wiktionary)
“He is somewhat, as the lady on the other side of the table says, _somewhat_ in the 'sear leaf,' by which name indeed she is pleased to call him; but there is enough of spring in her, to suffice for all deficiencies in him.”
“The government's austerity drive has shown signs of paying off, which has shielded Spain somewhat from the renewed market turmoil that has sent risk premiums for Portugal and Ireland soaring.”
“The term somewhat dull rather than pure D dull was used to descibe this area, because there is still a shot of color here before summer begins.”
“People tend to use the term somewhat loosely, applying it to movements aimed at preserving languages such as Irish, where there always have been at least a few native speakers left.”
“I always find the title somewhat ironic and appropriate for New Yorkers: one minute per hour for everything not New York City.”
“The Border State men chose therefore to maintain possession of their four hundred thousand slaves, even with the title somewhat shaken by war, rather than to part with them for the bonds of a Government whose ability to pay they considered extremely doubtful.”
“Director Bannon goes out of his way to portray Sarah Palin in the most positive light, which makes the title somewhat laughable.”
“I looked up the franchise tag - from what I read , all the O' line is grouped together. for example, if a team franchises a guard , he is payed as equal to a top five tackle, when I believe it's an NFL truism that tackles are more important. same for halfback / fullbacks. and linebackers. the tag somewhat distorts a teams salary structure in such cases , thou it's very fudgeable.”
“Never Hear The End Of It - 30 tracks crammed onto a single disc (which makes the title somewhat of an understatement).”
“There is a Caribbean feel to the song and that type of energy and enthusiasm to the song that makes the title somewhat mystifying.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘somewhat’.
Use these and get promoted
A list of words that are odd or words that I have looked up.
The little phrases that signify that your words might not necessarily say exactly what you want to express.
my words. my mind. my gosh.
try not to enjoy it too much.
From Notre Dame de Paris by good ole Victor Hugo. (Also called The Hunchback of Notre Dame.)
This is a list of academic words for students learning English as a Second or Foreign Language. It includes 570 word families that often appear in academic texts. It does not include words that are...
Very basic words for ESL students.
Words which are highly likely to be found in the work of learned writers.
Listening to this as an audio book for the second time. Tim O'Brien uses simple words and phrases to great effect. Very few unfamilar and big words . The writing style reminds me of words from Joh...
Looking for tweets for somewhat.