Definition of something
- twenty-something years old
- a group of fifty-somethings
- is something of a bore
Something came in the mail for you.
I thought I heard something outside.
He said something that really bothered me.
I started to say something but she interrupted me.
I have something to tell you.
There's something wrong with my car.
Something is going on at the school, but I don't know what.
“The job doesn't pay very well and the hours are long.” “I think you should look for something better.”
“They won't give us an extra week to finish, but they'll give us a couple of days.” “Well, that's something anyway.”
She thinks she's really something ever since her promotion.
before 12th century
The total repairs cost something over $300.
The movie was something like what I expected.
: a thing that is not known, named, or specified
: a person or thing that is important or worth noticing
: an amount that is more than a specified number
: in a very small amount or degree : somewhat or slightly
—used before an adjective that is being used like an adverb to add emphasis
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