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something

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pronoun some·thing \ˈsəm(p)-thiŋ, especially in rapid speech or for sense 2 ˈsəm-pəm\

Definition of something

  1. 1a :  some indeterminate or unspecified thingb :  some indeterminate amount more than a specified number —used in combination twenty-something years old a group of fifty-somethings

  2. 2 :  a person or thing of consequence

  3. 3 :  one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different is something of a bore

something else

  1. :  something or someone special or extraordinary

Examples of something in a sentence

  1. Something came in the mail for you.

  2. I thought I heard something outside.

  3. He said something that really bothered me.

  4. I started to say something but she interrupted me.

  5. I have something to tell you.

  6. There's something wrong with my car.

  7. Something is going on at the school, but I don't know what.

  8. The job doesn't pay very well and the hours are long. I think you should look for something better.

  9. They won't give us an extra week to finish, but they'll give us a couple of days. Well, that's something anyway.

  10. She thinks she's really something ever since her promotion.

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of something

before 12th century


2

something

adverb some·thing

Definition of something

  1. 1 :  in some degree :  somewhat

  2. 2 —used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective swears something awful

Examples of something in a sentence

  1. The total repairs cost something over $300.

  2. The movie was something like what I expected.

13th Century

First Known Use of something

13th century


SOMETHING Defined for English Language Learners

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something

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pronoun some·thing \ˈsəm(p)-thiŋ, especially in rapid speech or for sense 2 ˈsəm-pəm\

Definition of something for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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something

adverb some·thing

Definition of something for English Language Learners

  • : in a very small amount or degree : somewhat or slightly

  • —used before an adjective that is being used like an adverb to add emphasis


SOMETHING Defined for Kids

something

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pronoun some·thing \ˈsəm-thiŋ\

Definition of something for Students

  1. 1 :  a thing that is not known or named We'll have to do something about it.

  2. 2 :  a thing or amount that is clearly known but not named I have something for you.

  3. 3 :  somewhat She is something of an expert.



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