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sometime

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adverb some·time \ˈsəm-ˌtīm\

Definition of sometime

  1. 1 archaic :  in the past :  formerly

  2. 2 archaic :  once in a while :  occasionally

  3. 3 :  at some time in the future I'll do it sometime

  4. 4 :  at some not specified or definitely known point of time sometime last night

Examples of sometime in a sentence

  1. We should get together sometime.

  2. It's likely to happen sometime soon.

  3. She will return from her trip sometime in December.

  4. A burglar broke in sometime during the night.

  5. The book was written sometime around the turn of the century.

14th Century

First Known Use of sometime

14th century


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sometime

adjective some·time

Definition of sometime

  1. 1 :  having been formerly :  former, late

  2. 2 :  being so occasionally or in only some respects a sometime father

Examples of sometime in a sentence

  1. a sometime athlete who's gotten awfully fat

14th Century

First Known Use of sometime

14th century


SOMETIME Defined for English Language Learners

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sometime

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adverb some·time \ˈsəm-ˌtīm\

Definition of sometime for English Language Learners

  • : at an unspecified time in the future

  • : at an unspecified or unknown time in the past


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sometime

adjective some·time

Definition of sometime for English Language Learners

  • —used to say what someone or something was in the past

  • —used to say what someone sometimes does or is


SOMETIME Defined for Kids

sometime

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adverb some·time \ˈsəm-ˌtīm\

Definition of sometime for Students

  1. 1 :  at a future time I'll repay you sometime.

  2. 2 :  at a time not known or not specified It disappeared sometime yesterday.



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