some·what /-ˌ(h)wɑt, ˌ(h)wət, (ˌ)səmˈ/
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.
Some·what, adv. In some degree or measure; a little.
His giantship is gone, somewhat crestfallen. --Milton.
Somewhat back from the village street. --Longfellow.
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"
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]