some·​day | \ˈsəm-ˌdā \

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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Her father purchased a grave and marker for Beed in hopes that his remains would someday be sent home. Tess Williams, Fox News, "Nebraska soldier's remains return home, 66 years after death," 23 Apr. 2018 Perhaps someday property managers will send up drones to scout for violations like unauthorized barbecue grills or marijuana plants on balconies or in fenced back yards. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "Is your association abuzz with drones? Boards may want to balance use with rules.," 10 Apr. 2018 This is important because NASA plans to someday send astronauts on a three-year mission to Mars. Sarah Kaplan, Houston Chronicle, "The truth about astronaut Scott Kelly's viral 'space genes'," 16 Mar. 2018 Despite attending school on opposite sides of the country, the two students hope to meet again someday. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Childhood "Best Friends" Reunite on Social Media After a Viral Tweet," 25 Nov. 2018 This might actually work in your house someday, too. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Google adds indoor positioning to Android’s Find My Device," 21 Nov. 2018 The designers and engineers say the ultimate goal is to have robots that can someday autonomously build our infrastructure, tirelessly toiling away on site without the help of humans. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "This 3D-printed steel bridge will be installed over an Amsterdam canal," 23 Oct. 2018 The gap in the Chicago Portage may be closed again someday. Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Chicago River Actually Flows Backwards," 8 Oct. 2018 And lest cat lovers feel jilted, kitties are welcome too, and might even get their own complex someday, according to Viuff. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Apartment building in Denmark will only rent to pet owners," 17 Sep. 2018

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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 \

Kids Definition of someday

: at some future time Someday I'll travel.

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