some·​day | \ ˈsəm-ˌdā How to pronounce someday (audio) \

Definition of someday

: at some future time

Examples of someday in a Sentence

Someday we'll buy a house. She hopes to publish her novel someday. Let's have lunch someday next week.
Recent Examples on the Web The sensor could someday give doctors the ability to view a patient’s vital organs constantly, in real time. Hiawatha Bray,, 28 July 2022 That’s changing as synthetic biologists and engineers are learning to create synthetic cells that may someday change how a range of diseases are treated. Kira Sampson, STAT, 28 July 2022 Jackson, a former investment banker, started her team in 2004, with the goal to someday race in Europe. New York Times, 27 July 2022 Some analysts say China could someday add to potential overcapacity. Dan Strumpf, WSJ, 24 July 2022 Achieving backend signaled a level of status and financial security in the form of an annuity that could someday benefit your grandchildren’s grandchildren, so long as the title was still making money somewhere in the world. Cynthia Littleton, Variety, 21 July 2022 Google promises that the Pixel 6a will someday launch in India—the world's No. 2 smartphone market—marking Google's return to the country after withholding the Pixel 6 and 5a. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, 21 July 2022 Duverge, who aspires to have his own gallery someday, is still growing as an artist. Jason Gonzalez, The Courier-Journal, 20 July 2022 You must be guided through a labyrinthine series of doors to get to the ultra-refrigerated room where new generations of scholars someday will learn about de Hoyos’ extraordinary talent. Elaine Ayala, San Antonio Express-News, 20 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of someday

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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30 Jul 2022

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“Someday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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some·​day | \ ˈsəm-ˌdā How to pronounce someday (audio) \

Kids Definition of someday

: at some future time Someday I'll travel.

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