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somewhere

adverb some·where \ ˈsəm-ˌ(h)wer , -(ˌ)(h)wər \
|Updated on: 13 Jun 2018

Definition of somewhere

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
  • somewhere about nine o'clock

Examples of somewhere in a Sentence

  1. The boy ran off somewhere.

  2. She lives somewhere in the city.

  3. I've seen you somewhere before.

  4. His house must be around here somewhere.

  5. Do you want to go somewhere else?

Recent Examples of somewhere from the Web

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First Known Use of somewhere

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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somewhere Synonyms


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somewhere

noun

Definition of somewhere

: an undetermined or unnamed place

Examples of somewhere in a Sentence

  1. We looked for somewhere to park the car.

  2. I know somewhere nice where we can eat.

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First Known Use of somewhere

1647

in the meaning defined above

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SOMEWHERE Defined for English Language Learners

somewhere

Definition of somewhere for English Language Learners

  • : in, at, or to a place not known, named, or specified

  • : close to a specified number, time, or amount


somewhere

Definition of somewhere for English Language Learners

  • : a place not known, named, or specified


SOMEWHERE Defined for Kids

somewhere

adverb some·where \ ˈsəm-ˌhwer , -ˌwer \

Definition of somewhere for Students

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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