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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Kitson hopes someday soon an operator won’t be needed. Dyllan Furness, Ars Technica, "Can you build an entire town off-the-grid? Babcock Ranch wants to find out," 25 Feb. 2018 One of Apple’s many gambles with the Mac Pro was that Thunderbolt ports will someday be used with external hardware to eliminate the need for some internal upgrades. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "iMac Pro review: Working as intended," 16 Feb. 2018 According to royal biographer Angela Levin, the late royal thought her youngest son would take to the role of king more easily than her eldest, Prince William, who is actually in line to take the throne someday. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Princess Diana Thought Prince Harry Would Have Made a Great King," 16 Mar. 2019 And, don’t forget, your boss wants to take a vacation someday, too. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, "Ask HR: My boss makes me feel guilty when I ask for vacation time. What can I do?," 5 June 2018 Peterson hopes Monday Meet-Up takes that step someday. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "Most of Boise's homeless have outstanding warrants. This effort may keep some out of jail. | Idaho Statesman," 2 May 2018 Yet Isbell is one of many farmers hoping that his kids will someday take over the family business. Doug Mckelway, Fox News, "Amid dark clouds over U.S. farms, some see opportunity to prosper," 20 Apr. 2018 Even after Joanna became pregnant — potentially ensuring that one of Carobert’s heirs would, in fact, someday wear the Neapolitan crown — Andrew refused to let up. Anne Thériault, Longreads, "Queens of Infamy: Joanna of Naples," 3 July 2018 Even down 20%, the stock is anticipating Amazon will earn $100 a share someday, or almost $50 billion. Andy Kessler, WSJ, "Stock Picking Is Like Time Travel," 13 Jan. 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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