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

Definition of someday

: at some future time

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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.
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The Orbital Outpost would support the military’s fleet of space satellites, conduct experiments, and even someday expand to support humans. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Pentagon Wants Its Own Tiny Space Station," 5 July 2019 The Knicks’ default position — developing their young players — may someday even be considered a blessing. Harvey Araton, New York Times, "These Knicks Do Not Belong in Today’s N.B.A.," 1 July 2019 While Sultanova has a dream that the café will someday be a full-scale restaurant, Vic and Suzana are taking the experience day-by-day. Savannah Eadens, The Courier-Journal, "This new Highlands café blends the owners' Euro-Asian heritage with a Gen-Z vibe," 18 June 2019 Back then, the friends would joke about rooming together someday and having a closet big enough for all of their clothes. Teen Vogue, "YanYan Makes A Case For Wearing Knits In The Summer," 30 May 2019 Jackson’s friends are hopeful that posters on the island offering a reward will someday yield a breakthrough. Ashley Mcbride,, "The Scanner: Friends seek clues 9 years after Bay Area woman’s killing on Kauai," 24 June 2019 What may someday be remembered as the First, or the Great, or the Endless American-Afghan War is now entering its seventeenth year. George Packer, The New York Review of Books, "Thomas Powers," 6 June 2019 A few years ago, the notion that Bryson Stott might someday get too big to play shortstop would have produced more laughter than all of the country's best comedy clubs combined. Scott Lauber,, "UNLV coach describes Phillies first-round pick Bryson Stott as a polished hitter," 4 June 2019 Some scientists have speculated that viruses could someday be used to tweak the carbon cycle and reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, according to Suttle. Quanta Magazine, "Scientists Discover Nearly 200,000 Kinds of Ocean Viruses," 25 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of someday

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of someday

: at some time in the future


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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