some·​one ˈsəm-(ˌ)wən How to pronounce someone (audio)
: some person : somebody

Examples of someone in a Sentence

Someone left you a message. Is that someone you know? We need someone who can work nights and weekends. Someone took the last piece of cake. I'll do it because someone has to. She offered the job to someone else. See More

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of someone was in the 14th century

Cite this Entry

“Someone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


some·​one -(ˌ)wən How to pronounce someone (audio)
: somebody entry 1
someone took my money
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