somewhere

adverb
some·where | \ˈsəm-ˌ(h)wer, -(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 somewhere about nine o'clock

somewhere

noun

Definition of somewhere (Entry 2 of 2)

: an undetermined or unnamed place

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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

And that somewhere is at least as likely to be the President of the United States as anyone else. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "The 1 big thing that still makes no sense in the White House's flip-flop on the Don Jr. Russia statement," 5 June 2018 People asking for his abilities, for connections, for advice, for help finding a lost pet, for proof that their loved one was okay, was still there, somewhere, thinking about them, too. Alessandra Codinha, Vogue, "Seatbelt Psychic Puts A Celebrity Medium in the Driver's Seat," 11 July 2018 There is something about that feeling; about being in yourself and being somewhere very specific. Kat Bein, Billboard, "RUFUS DU SOL Explores Outer Lands With 'No Place' Video: Watch," 11 July 2018 The Pistons led, 102-99, with 60 seconds on the clock and somewhere there must have been someone who counted the deed as done. Charlie Vincent, Detroit Free Press, "Flashback: Isiah Thomas injured ankle performance his iconic moment," 19 June 2018 Brett Brown needs to win 156 straight games to get his record back to even, and there are various reports that replacing the coach was somewhere on Colangelo’s to-do list before the team was forced to unfollow him. Bob Ford, Philly.com, "Brett Brown gets to really call the shots for the Sixers | Bob Ford," 18 June 2018 Depending on the exact number of Windows 10 systems out there, Microsoft's data would suggest that the actual rate is somewhere between 36 and 41 percent, rather than AdDuplex's 50 percent. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Windows 10 April 2018 Update now open to all, thanks to machine learning," 14 June 2018 But the Fab Five — Antoni Porowski (food), Bobby Berk (design), Karamo Brown (culture), Jonathan Van Ness (grooming) and Tan France (fashion) — are going somewhere. Mallorie Sullivan, Cincinnati.com, "'Queer Eye' Season 3 will take place in Kansas City. Could Cincinnati be next?," 14 July 2018 Seeing girls aged 6 and 7 twerking tipped off the pastor’s daughter that something inappropriate might be going on somewhere, according to the arrest warrant. David J. Neal And Carli Teproff, miamiherald, "She saw young girls twerking. Now, the church guitarist is accused of fondling 5 of them.," 10 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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(somewhere) in the region of

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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, -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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