Definitions for somewhat
ˈsʌmˌʰwʌt, -ˌʰwɒt, -ʰwət, -ˌwʌt, -ˌwɒt, -wətsome·what
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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"
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"
To a limited extent or degree.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
Somewhat is an adverb that is used to refer to a degree or extent that is not large but still noticeable or important. It indicates that something is to a limited extent or degree or that something is moderately, rather than extremely or very, certain way.
more or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something
a person or thing of importance; a somebody
in some degree or measure; a little
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Rank popularity for the word 'somewhat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2203
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Rank popularity for the word 'somewhat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3216
Rank popularity for the word 'somewhat' in Adverbs Frequency: #176
The numerical value of somewhat in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of somewhat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
I think that God in creating Man somewhat overestimated his ability.
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.
Even though different researchers across the world may define the problem somewhat differently, or ask different questions in different countries with differently aged kids, we find almost the same results across the world the estimates perhaps vary somewhat, but they all seem to come out somewhere between about 4 and 10 percent : that's the amount of gamers I would classify as addicted.
One of the key things the December selloff did was it priced a materially reduced set of earnings expectations for 2019. As a result, investors are going to be somewhat forgiving of companies who either miss estimates or are somewhat tentative in their guidance because they are now expecting that, any companies that talk about 2019 being just as good as 2018 or even sequentially a lot better are going to constitute an upside surprise.
It's been a long time since I played that well in the first round of this tournament, i still feel like I got somewhat of the length to play somewhat long golf courses. Not like some of the guys, but I just hit it in good positions and I left John Daly those six or seven pins that were back that I left John Daly good uphill putts.
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Translations for somewhat
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- малко, до известна степенBulgarian
- einigermaßen, etwasGerman
- algo, un pocoSpanish
- jossain määrin, jonkin verranFinnish
- assez, quelque peuFrench
- rud beag, breisIrish
- car, leth-charScottish Gaelic
- やや, ある程度, 多少Japanese
- ietwat, enigszins, een beetjeDutch
- noen lundeNorwegian
- nieco, trochę, dośćPolish
- meio, [[um]] [[tanto]]Portuguese
- в некоторой степени, несколько, до некоторой степени, немного, отчастиRussian
- ponešto, donekleSerbo-Croatian
- bir parça, biraz, bir miktar, bir nebzeTurkish
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