Definitions for somehowˈsʌmˌhaʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

some•howˈsʌmˌhaʊ(adv.)

  1. in some way not specified, apparent, or known.

Idioms for somehow:

  1. somehow or other,somehow.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of somehow:

1655–65

Princeton's WordNet

  1. somehow, someway, someways, in some way, in some manner(adverb)

    in some unspecified way or manner; or by some unspecified means

    "they managed somehow"; "he expected somehow to discover a woman who would love him"; "he tried to make is someway acceptable"

  2. somehow(adverb)

    for some unspecified reason

    "It doesn't seem fair somehow"; "he had me dead to rights but somehow I got away with it";

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. somehow(adverb)ˈsʌmˌhaʊ

    in some way you are not certain about

    We'll find a way to fix it somehow.

  2. somehowˈsʌmˌhaʊ

    for a reason you are not certain of

    It didn't seem right, somehow, without Charlie there.

Wiktionary

  1. somehow(Adverb)

    In one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somehow(adverb)

    in one way or another; in some way not yet known or designated; by some means; as, the thing must be done somehow; he lives somehow

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somehow' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2378

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somehow' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2031

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somehow' in Adverbs Frequency: #184


Translations for somehow

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

somehow(adverb)

in some way not known for certain

I'll get there somehow.

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