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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Recent Examples on the Web At Berkshire’s annual meeting in May, shareholders will be able to submit questions to be answered by lieutenants Ajit Jain or Greg Abel, Berkshire vice chairmen who are considered top contenders to someday replace Buffett. Katherine Chiglinsky,, "Buffett Spends Record $2.2 Billion Buying Berkshire Shares," 10 May 2020 Today, futurists speculate that a computer may someday serve as the medium wherein our mental reality will reside—immortal, sheltered from the comings and goings of matter. Maël Renouard, Harper's Magazine, "To Infinity and Beyond," 27 Apr. 2020 My dog, Speck, will have his own biography, someday. Rick Bragg, Los Angeles Times, "Mom, 13 cats, Bogart, a restless dog and no WiFi: Rick Bragg self-isolates in Alabama," 18 Apr. 2020 What would someday become cyberspace, and after that just the way that all images are created, starts off as a new way of showing the Moon to those about to walk on it. Oliver Morton, WIRED, "The Beauty and Madness of Sending a Man to the Moon," 4 June 2019 But Chambers, who now runs his own venture capital firm, JC2 Ventures, was both prescient and pioneering in his belief that video conferencing would someday become mainstream. Michal Lev-ram, Fortune, "Former Cisco CEO John Chambers finally gets his wish: Video conferencing is now mainstream," 24 Apr. 2020 Scientists warned that the United States someday would become the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. New York Times, "Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Has More Cases Than Any Other Country," 27 Mar. 2020 Scientists had warned that the United States someday would become the country hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic., "Coronavirus infections in US top China’s total," 26 Mar. 2020 Anything to keep the dream alive of someday becoming an NFL first-round draft pick. oregonlive, "Oregon State offensive tackle Brandon Kipper plans an NFL path through wrestling, Hawaii and Corvallis," 20 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of someday

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of someday was in the 14th century

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16 May 2020

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“Someday.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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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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