What does somewhat mean?

Definitions for somewhat
ˈsʌmˌʰwʌt, -ˌʰwɒt, -ʰwət, -ˌwʌt, -ˌwɒt, -wətsome·what

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slightly, somewhat, more or lessadverb

    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. reasonably, moderately, pretty, jolly, somewhat, fairly, middling, passablyadverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. somewhatadverb

    To a limited extent or degree.

  2. somewhatpronoun

    something

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Somewhatadverb

    In some degree.

    Holding of the breath doth help somewhat to cease the hiccough. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    He is somewhat arrogant at his first entrance, and is too inquisitive through the whole; yet these imperfections hinder not our compassion. Dryden.

  2. Somewhatnoun

    Etymology: some and what.

    Upon the sea somewhat methought did rise
    Like blueish mists. John Dryden, Indian Emperor.

    He that shuts his eyes against a small light, on purpose to avoid the sight of somewhat that displeases him, would, for the same reason, shut them against the sun. Francis Atterbury.

    Concerning every of these, somewhat Christ hath commanded, which must be kept ’till the world’s end: on the contrary side, in every of them somewhat there may be added, as the church judges it expedient. Richard Hooker.

    These salts have somewhat of a nitrous taste, but mixt with a smatch of vitriolick. Nehemiah Grew.

    Somewhat of his good sense will suffer in this transfusion, and much of the beauty of his thoughts will be lost. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somewhatnoun

    more or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something

  2. Somewhatnoun

    a person or thing of importance; a somebody

  3. Somewhatadverb

    in some degree or measure; a little

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somewhat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2203

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somewhat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3216

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'somewhat' in Adverbs Frequency: #176

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of somewhat in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of somewhat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of somewhat in a Sentence

  1. Henry David Thoreau:

    The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.

  2. Zhou Xiaochuan:

    As for how it will be similar to global funds, it is somewhat like the World Bank's IFC (International Finance Corp), the African Development Bank's mutual development fund and the China Africa Development Fund, what is different is that those funds are financed by a handful of investors instead of raising funds from the public.

  3. Richard Olson:

    We're actually somewhat skeptical that we will have a great deal of clarity in the near term but, in any case, we believe that stability in Afghanistan and the region requires an end to violence.

  4. Angus Nicholson:

    China looks to be returning to a very familiar investment and real estate-driven growth pattern, somewhat at odds with their claims of economic rebalancing.

  5. Chris Gaffney:

    If China and the U.S. can reach a good agreement, that will actually propel emerging markets and have a bigger impact on emerging markets than on the U.S. market, all the emerging markets are somewhat dependent on China because that's their largest trading partner for the most part.

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