somewhere

adverb
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 between somewhere about nine o'clockcosts somewhere around ten dollars

somewhere

noun

Definition of somewhere (Entry 2 of 2)

: an undetermined or unnamed place

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Synonyms for somewhere

Synonyms: Adverb

about, all but, almost, borderline, fair [chiefly British], fairly, feckly [chiefly Scottish], more or less, most, much, near, nearly, next to, nigh, practically, virtually, well-nigh

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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

The medallion is hidden somewhere in the Portland metro area on public property and within easy reach. oregonlive.com, "2019 Rose Festival Treasure Hunt: Clue 16," 9 June 2019 McIntosh told her to text Hoffman’s sister and make up a story about dropping her off somewhere, the woman told detectives. Anchorage Daily News, "2nd murder suspect arrested in 19-year-old woman’s killing near Thunderbird Falls, police say," 8 June 2019 Two men, both biologists and both employees of the U.S. Forest Service, spotted an unidentified walking creature in a forest somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "He asked the FBI to analyze ‘Bigfoot’ hair 40 years ago and never heard back. Until now.," 6 June 2019 In a small town somewhere in America, these two people will try to find love while trying not to get lost in each other's worlds. Detroit Free Press, "New movies this week: 'Secret Life of Pets 2,' 'Dark Phoenix'," 5 June 2019 That should mean a starting price somewhere in the low-$50,000 range, putting in it a similar space as the aforementioned S4, M340i, and C43. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "The Cadillac CT5-V Is Here with 355 HP, but We're Still Waiting for the Real V Model," 30 May 2019 Perhaps on a red carpet somewhere, walking arm in arm with This Is Us star Justin Hartley. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "Who is Chrishell Hartley? The 'Selling Sunset' Star Will Look Familiar," 1 Apr. 2019 In fact, the vast majority of houses fall somewhere in the middle, neither pristine time capsules nor unlivable wrecks. Kate Wagner, Curbed, "To renovate or not to renovate?," 5 Sep. 2018 The next phase for the gallery falls somewhere in between. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "Tim Faulkner Gallery prepares for August opening in Paristown Pointe," 11 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

But the North Korean delegation said well, Kim Jong Un is going to be leaving at about somewhere between 2 and 4 o'clock on Tuesday. Fox News, "Conway: Denuclearization of North Korea benefits the world," 12 June 2018 But there were also hundreds of others who weren't select who are trying to find somewhere — anywhere — to latch onto a roster and continue chasing their dream. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "Dolphins receiver has a message for players who weren't taken in the NFL Draft | Miami Herald," 1 May 2018 However, the space station will re-enter somewhere between the latitudes of 43 degrees north and 43 degrees south, based on its current orbital inclination. Elizabeth Howell, Scientific American, "Chinese Space Station Could Crash to Earth on Easter Weekend," 27 Mar. 2018 Even if Prescott doesn't totally recover from a shaky sophomore campaign, the Cowboys still could sign him to a contract that would carry an average annual cap-hit somewhere in the neighborhood of $30 million per season. Peter Dawson, star-telegram, "Without restraint, Cowboys' salary cap future could mirror Seahawks' fire sale | Fort Worth Star-Telegram," 9 Mar. 2018 The rest of the people in the city are trying to find somewhere to go to figure out how to get out of their situations. OregonLive.com, "Football coaches blame surge in transfers on rise of 'AAU-type' culture (Part 2)," 15 Aug. 2017 SOMEWHERE between occult Turin and stuffy bourgeois Turin — though not unconnected with either — is artistic Turin. Nikil Saval, New York Times, "The Ghosts of Turin," 10 May 2017 GRAHAM: But there is a record somewhere of who would make a request to unmask the conversation with General Flynn and the Russian ambassador? Washington Post Staff, Washington Post, "Full transcript: Sally Yates and James Clapper testify on Russian election interference," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of somewhere

Adverb

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

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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somewhere

adverb

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

somewhere

noun

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

: a place not known, named, or specified

somewhere

adverb
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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