somewhat etymology

English word somewhat comes from English what, English some

Detailed word origin of somewhat

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
what English (eng) (countable) Something that is addressed by what, as opposed to a person, addressed by who.. (countable) The identity of a thing, as an answer to a question of what.. (obsolete, uncountable) Something; thing; stuff. (British, colloquial, dated) ?. An expression of surprise or disbelief.. Response that enquires what the asker desires (usually said unhappily).. What did you say? I beg your [...]
some English (eng) A certain number, at least one.. An indefinite amount, a part.. An indefinite quantity. (informal) A remarkable.. A certain proportion of, at least one.. A certain, an unspecified or unknown.. A considerable quantity or number of.. An unspecified amount of (something uncountable).. An unspecified quantity or number of. Of a measurement: approximately, roughly.
somewhat English (eng) (degree) To a limited extent or degree. A person or thing of importance; a somebody.. More or less; a certain quantity or degree; a part, more or less; something. (archaic) Something.

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