Hypertext Webster Gateway: "somewhat"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Somewhat \Some"what`\, n.
1. More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more
or less; something.

These salts have somewhat of a nitrous taste.

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

2. A person or thing of importance; a somebody.

Here come those that worship me. They think that I
am somewhat. --Tennyson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Somewhat \Some"what`\, adv.
In some degree or measure; a little.

His giantship is gone, somewhat crestfallen. --Milton.

Somewhat back from the village street. --Longfellow.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adv 1: 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"
[syn: {slightly}]
2: to a moderately sufficient extent or degree; "the shoes are
priced reasonably"; "he is fairly clever with computers";
"they lived comfortably within reason" [syn: {reasonably},
{moderately}, {within reason}, {fairly}, {middling}, {passably}]
[ant: {unreasonably}, {unreasonably}]

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