from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • pro. Some part; a portion, something; some.
  • adv. In some measure or degree; somewhat, partly, partially

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In some degree; somewhat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In some measure or degree; somewhat; partly; partially.
  • n. Some part; somewhat; something; some.


From Middle English somdel, sumdel ("somewhat, to an extent, in some measure; part, portion, a bit, small amount; in ~ this instance, this case"), equivalent to some +‎ deal. (Wiktionary)



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