some·​where | \ ˈsəm-ˌ(h)wer How to pronounce somewhere (audio) , -(ˌ)(h)wər \

Definition of somewhere

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : in, at, from, or to a place unknown or unspecified mentions it somewhere
2 : to a place symbolizing positive accomplishment or progress now we're getting somewhere
3 : in the vicinity of : approximately usually used with about, around, or betweensomewhere about nine o'clockcosts somewhere around ten dollars



Definition of somewhere (Entry 2 of 2)

: an undetermined or unnamed place

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Synonyms for somewhere

Synonyms: Adverb

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Examples of somewhere in a Sentence

Adverb The boy ran off somewhere. She lives somewhere in the city. I've seen you somewhere before. His house must be around here somewhere. Do you want to go somewhere else? Noun We looked for somewhere to park the car. I know somewhere nice where we can eat.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb Dip powder nails are somewhere between a regular mani and a fake acrylic nail. Leah Prinzivalli, Glamour, "Dip Powder Nails: All About the Manicure That Lasts Longer Than Gels," 16 Oct. 2020 Now, Hurricane Delta is headed into the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to make landfall somewhere along the Gulf Coast later this week. Ben Thomas |, al, "‘Roll with it:’ High school sports continue to show how to handle 2020, move forward," 7 Oct. 2020 Dear Readers: Shallots are a member of the onion family, but their flavor is somewhere between onion and garlic. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: These thrifty cooks waste not," 7 Oct. 2020 After moving through the Yucatán Peninsula, Delta is expected to move over the Gulf of Mexico and further strengthen before making landfall somewhere along the Louisiana coastline, according to the hurricane center. Jesus Jimenez, Dallas News, "Hurricane Delta rapidly intensifies into Category 4 storm," 6 Oct. 2020 However, with prices anywhere from just under $200 to over $750 there are clearly some major differences somewhere. Bob Beacham,, "The best planer of 2020," 6 Oct. 2020 This year’s the turnout is expected to be significantly higher as typically Oldham said prior to the election the number of people registered to voter would be somewhere between 15,000 and 17,000. Kristi Nix, Houston Chronicle, "State Republicans' challenge to early voting creates turmoil, uncertainty for Fort Bend County election officials," 2 Oct. 2020 With Hurricane Laura forecast to make landfall tonight as a potentially catastrophic Category 4 storm somewhere along the Louisiana-Texas border, insurance companies are bracing for losses. Jeremy Kahn, Fortune, "Insurers are getting nervous as Hurricane Laura is set to make landfall as a powerful Category 4 storm," 26 Aug. 2020 Landfall is expected somewhere along the upper Texas or southwest Louisiana coasts Thursday morning, the Washington Examiner’s Daniel Chaitin reports. Abby Smith, Washington Examiner, "Daily on Energy: Republican voters want climate legislation, polling shows," 26 Aug. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For many migrants, the challenge has been to find somewhere to shelter in place safely, and then sustaining themselves for an extended, and still undetermined, amount of time. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, "More migrants giving up asylum claims as pandemic shuts down processing at border," 11 May 2020 Reich envisions letting Nix lead the way for his two-headed monster at running back on somewhere between 10-20% offensive plays next season. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, "Colts outfitted Frank Reich with new weapons. Here's how he's going to use them.," 4 May 2020 Oil traders are on a desperate quest to find somewhere -- anywhere, really -- to store their crude as tanks from Texas to Siberia fill to capacity. Kevin Crowley, Fortune, "How the oil rout could bust U.S. shale patch and end Trump’s ‘American Energy Dominance’," 22 Apr. 2020 Groups of teens were still walking the premises of Northgate Mall property at 9 p.m. Some could be seen crossing Colerain Avenue between the McDonald's and Chick-fil-A, trying to find somewhere to be. Madeline Mitchell,, "'This was a blitz of hundreds of kids.' Northgate Mall closes after teens show up after curfew," 27 Dec. 2019 Quite a few who grew for fiber this year are struggling to find somewhere for their hemp to land. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, "Inside the 'wild wild west' of Indiana's first major hemp harvest," 16 Oct. 2019 For author and owner Vincent McCaffrey, re-opening sometime, somewhere was always the plan., "Most read on," 20 Sep. 2019 Please stop giving viruses on their laptops trying to find somewhere to watch these 3pm games., "Filling 90min's 'Room 101' With the Worst Things Football Has to Offer," 1 Oct. 2019 The weather somewhere else Take a look at a weather map before the meal starts and find somewhere that usually gets a lot of snow that is expected to get a lot of snow. oregonlive, "7 topics that are safe to discuss at Thanksgiving dinner," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of somewhere


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1647, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of somewhere was in the 13th century

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22 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Somewhere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of somewhere

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: in, at, or to a place not known, named, or specified
: close to a specified number, time, or amount



English Language Learners Definition of somewhere (Entry 2 of 2)

: a place not known, named, or specified


some·​where | \ ˈsəm-ˌhwer How to pronounce somewhere (audio) , -ˌwer \

Kids Definition of somewhere

1 : in, at, or to a place not known or named The boy ran off somewhere.
2 : rather close to They arrived somewhere around two o'clock.

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