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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 ?
Seeming wise men may make shift to get opinion; but let no man choose them for employment; for certainly you were better take for business, a man somewhat absurd, than over-formal.
It was only the other day that I read Smoke through once more, with no diminished sense of its truth, but with somewhat less than my first satisfaction in its art.
When we were somewhat recovered from the overpowering Effusions of our grief, Edward desired that we would consider what was the most prudent step to be taken in our unhappy situation while he repaired to his imprisoned freind to lament over his misfortunes.
He had a great but somewhat impatient admiration for Velasquez.
At its close he had settled in Franklin, and in time became, I had reason to think, somewhat prominent as a lawyer.
Somewhat as in the case of Morris, his fluency is almost fatal--he sometimes pours out his melodious but vague emotion in forgetfulness of all proportion and restraint.
The lady, too, was somewhat chilly in her manner, as I discovered when I had time to reflect.
CONTAINING A PORTION OF TIME SOMEWHAT LONGER THAN HALF A YEAR.
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.
There is a likeness about the eyes and complexion I think,' replied she, somewhat dubiously surveying my face; - 'and I think I saw you at church on Sunday.
To the justice of these observations Toby somewhat reluctantly assented.
Casting a glance in the direction of the church before entering his home, he beheld standing by the vestry-door a group of girls, of ages between twelve and sixteen, apparently awaiting the arrival of some other one, who in a moment became visible; a figure somewhat older than the school-girls, wearing a broad-brimmed hat and highly-starched cambric morning-gown, with a couple of books in her hand.