Somewhat meaning

sŭmwŏt, -hwŏt, -wŭt, -hwŭt
Somewhat is defined as to some degree or amount.

An example of somewhat used as a pronoun is in the sentence, "The room was somewhat of a mess," which means that the room was a little messy.

pronoun
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2
To some extent or degree; rather.
adverb
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2
To a limited extent or degree.

The crowd was somewhat larger than expected, perhaps due to the good weather. The decision to shave or not is a somewhat personal one.

adverb
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Somewhat means to some extent.

An example of somewhat used as an adverb is in the sentence, "He is somewhat hungry," which means that he is not starving, but he is not full either.

adverb
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3
More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something.
noun
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A person or thing of importance; a somebody.
noun
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(now archaic) Something.
pronoun
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Some degree, amount, portion, or part; a bit.

Somewhat of a surprise.

pronoun
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2
To some extent or degree; a little; rather.

Somewhat late.

adverb
2
2
Something.

The news was somewhat of a surprise.

pronoun
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Origin of somewhat