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. Grew.

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.

 

© Webster 1913.


Some"what`, adv.

In some degree or measure; a little.

His giantship is gone, somewhat crestfallen. Milton.

Somewhat back from the village street. Longfellow.

 

© Webster 1913.

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