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some·what

 (sŭm′wŏt′, -hwŏt′, -wŭt′, -hwŭt′)
adv.
To some extent or degree; rather.
pron.
Something: The news was somewhat of a surprise.

somewhat

(ˈsʌmˌwɒt)
adv
(not used with a negative) rather; a bit: she found it somewhat less easy than he.

some•what

(ˈsʌmˌʰwʌt, -ˌʰwɒt, -ʰwət, -ˌwʌt, -ˌwɒt, -wət)

adv.
1. in some measure or degree; to some extent.
pron.
2. some part or amount; something.
[1150–1200]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.somewhat - 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"
2.somewhat - 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"

somewhat

adverb rather, quite, a little, sort of (informal), kind of (informal), a bit, pretty (informal), fairly, relatively, slightly, moderately, to some extent, to some degree He concluded that Oswald was somewhat abnormal.
Translations
الى حَدٍّ ما، بَعْض الشَّيء
trochu
nokkuî, dálítiî

somewhat

[ˈsʌmwɒt] ADValgo, un tanto
he was somewhat puzzledse quedó algo or un tanto perplejo
we are somewhat worriedestamos algo inquietos
it was done somewhat hastilyse hizo con demasiada prisa

somewhat

[ˈsʌmhwɒt] advquelque peu, un peu
somewhat to my surprise ... → à ma surprise ...

somewhat

advein wenig; more than somewhat!mehr als das!, und ob! (inf); more than somewhat disappointed/late etcganz schön enttäuscht/verspätet etc; the system is somewhat less than perfectdas System funktioniert irgendwie nicht ganz; it was somewhat of a mysteryes war irgendwie rätselhaft; somewhat of a surprise/disappointmenteine ziemliche or arge Überraschung/Enttäuschung; somewhat of a drunkardein arger Trinker; somewhat to my surprise …ziemlich überraschend für mich …

somewhat

[ˈsʌmˌwɒt] advpiuttosto, alquanto

some

(sam) pronoun, adjective
1. an indefinite amount or number (of). I can see some people walking across the field; You'll need some money if you're going shopping; Some of the ink was spilt on the desk.
2. (said with emphasis) a certain, or small, amount or number (of). `Has she any experience of the work?' `Yes, she has some.'; Some people like the idea and some don't.
3. (said with emphasis) at least one / a few / a bit (of). Surely there are some people who agree with me?; I don't need much rest from work, but I must have some.
4. certain. He's quite kind in some ways.
adjective
1. a large, considerable or impressive (amount or number of). I spent some time trying to convince her; I'll have some problem sorting out these papers!
2. an unidentified or unnamed (thing, person etc). She was hunting for some book that she's lost.
3. (used with numbers) about; at a rough estimate. There were some thirty people at the reception.
adverb
(American) somewhat; to a certain extent. I think we've progressed some.
ˈsomebody pronoun
someone.
ˈsomeday adverb
(also some day) at an unknown time in the future. We'll manage it someday.
ˈsomehow adverb
in some way not known for certain. I'll get there somehow.
ˈsomeone pronoun
1. an unknown or unnamed person. There's someone at the door – would you answer it?; We all know someone who needs help.
2. a person of importance. He thinks he is someone.
ˈsomething pronoun
1. a thing not known or not stated. Would you like something to eat?; I've got something to tell you.
2. a thing of importance. There's something in what you say.
ˈsometime adverb
at an unknown time in the future or the past. We'll go there sometime next week; They went sometime last month.
ˈsometimes adverb
occasionally. He sometimes goes to America; He goes to America sometimes; Sometimes he seems very forgetful.
ˈsomewhat adverb
rather; a little. He is somewhat sad; The news puzzled me somewhat.
ˈsomewhere adverb
(American ˈsomeplace) (in or to) some place not known or not named. They live somewhere in London; I won't be at home tonight – I'm going somewhere for dinner.
mean something
to have meaning; to be significant. Do all these figures mean something?
or something
used when the speaker is uncertain or being vague. Her name is Mary or Margaret or something.
something like
1. about. We have something like five hundred people working here.
2. rather like. A zebra is something like a horse with stripes.
something tells me
I have reason to believe; I suspect. Something tells me she's lying.
References in classic literature ?
Hannah washed and ironed them for me, and I marked them all myself," said Beth, looking proudly at the somewhat uneven letters which had cost her such labor.
As he grew somewhat sleepy but was still conscious, figures began to appear before his eyes.
He wants me to help organize an expedition to go to Central America--to the Copan valley, to be exact--to look for this somewhat mythical idol of gold.
His iron constitution was somewhat broken by mountain pneumonia, and he had drifted back to live in a milder country for a while.
He had regained his composure, which seemed to have been somewhat impaired the night before.
The novice in the military art flew from point to point, retarding his own preparations by the excess of his violent and somewhat distempered zeal; while the more practiced veteran made his arrangements with a deliberation that scorned every appearance of haste; though his sober lineaments and anxious eye sufficiently betrayed that he had no very strong professional relish for the, as yet, untried and dreaded warfare of the wilderness.
Aurelia managed this herself, and so it proved a home at least, and a place for the unsuccessful Lorenzo to die and to be buried from, a duty somewhat too long deferred, many thought, which he performed on the day of Mira's birth.
The governor and his family are served and attended by domestics of a kind somewhat unusual.
The sea is for the most part rough, and the winds tempestuous; we had here our rigging somewhat damaged by a storm of lightning, which when we had repaired, we sailed forward to Mosambique, where we were to stay some time.
To all which his master said in reply, "I wish I had breath enough to speak somewhat easily, and that the pain I feel on this side would abate so as to let me explain to thee, Panza, the mistake thou makest.
If you know this doctor,' I ventured to remark, after a somewhat awful pause, 'I should gather that you do not share the landlord's good opinion.
Faith," muttered Passepartout, somewhat flurried, "I've seen people at Madame Tussaud's as lively as my new master