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Definition of Somewhat

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slightly; to a certain extent; quite
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Somewhat Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something.
  
(n.)
A person or thing of importance; a somebody.
  
(adv.)
In some degree or measure; a little.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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somewhat
\some"what`\, adv. in some degree or measure; a little. his giantship is gone, somewhat crestfallen. somewhat back from the village street.
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.
2. a person or thing of importance; a somebody. here come those that worship me. they think that i am somewhat.
somewhat
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]


Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Callaidd = a. somewhat cunning
Chwiblaidd = a. somewhat sour
Go = ad. somewhat, partly
Goachol = a. somewhat puny
Gobrid = n. what is somewhat dear; a. somewhat dear
Gochwerw = a. somewhat bitter
Godawel = a. somewhat
Godeneu = a. somewhat thin
Godew = a. somewhat thick, or fat
Godlawd = a somewhat poor
Gofas = a. somewhat shallow
Gofras = a. somewhat course
Gogaled = a. somewhat hard
Gogam = a. somewhat crooked
Gogel = a. somewhat concealed
Gogrin = a. somewhat brittle
Golesg = a. somewhat feeble
Gowelu = n. somewhat pale
Gowych = a. somewhat brave
Hadlaidd = n. somewhat corrupt
Halltaidd = a. somewhat salt
Ieuangaidd = a. somewhat young
Ingaidd = a. somewhat strait or narrow
Llebanaidd = a. somewhat lank
Lledffrom = a. somewhat peevish
Lledgloff = a. somewhat lame
Oeraidd = a. somewhat cold
Salaidd = a. somewhat frail or ill
Swrn = n. a small space; a little, somewhat; a fetlock
WordNet 2.0

Adverb
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"
(synonym) 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"
(synonym) reasonably, moderately, within reason, fairly, middling, passably
Somewhat Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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In linguistics, a polarity item is a lexical item that can appear only in environments associated with a particular grammatical polarity – affirmative or negative. A polarity item that appears in affirmative (positive) contexts is called a positive polarity item (PPI), and one that appears in negative contexts is a negative polarity item (NPI).

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