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some·​where ˈsəm-ˌ(h)wer How to pronounce somewhere (audio)
: in, at, from, or to a place unknown or unspecified
mentions it somewhere
: to a place symbolizing positive accomplishment or progress
now we're getting somewhere
: in the vicinity of : approximately
usually used with about, around, or between
somewhere about nine o'clock
costs somewhere around ten dollars


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: an undetermined or unnamed place

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web
And the playground is lost somewhere in the tangle of metal. Raf Sanchez, NBC News, 1 Dec. 2023 Each year, wildlife managers would choose a number of elephants to cull—usually somewhere from 350 to 500. Katharine Gammon, The Atlantic, 1 Dec. 2023 People who were looking to buy somewhere else mostly came from San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 29 Nov. 2023 Now that the pandemic is over, my company meets in person at least once per quarter, whether in Berlin, Shanghai, Singapore or somewhere else. Antoine Boquen, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 But the chatbot can only be aligned with values that are somewhere in the training data. Paul Bloom, The New Yorker, 29 Nov. 2023 Asked to predict the magic mortgage rate that will have inventory flooding back into the housing market, Zandi said that obviously a 5% rate is better than 6%, but the long-term number will likely be somewhere in between. Byalena Botros, Fortune, 28 Nov. 2023 Falling somewhere in the middle is the World Cruiser concept by Camber Aviation Management, which was conceived for a large travel company to ferry clients both regionally and internationally. Rachel Dube, Robb Report, 21 Nov. 2023 An Ohio-class cruise missile submarine is somewhere in Middle Eastern waters. Yaakov Katz, WSJ, 20 Nov. 2023
Looking for somewhere to road trip this summer that doesn’t have bumper-to-bumper traffic on both its highways, city streets and wilderness trails? Consider the Yukon Territory, a huge chunk of Canada in the far northwest between Alaska, British Columbia and the Arctic Ocean. Joe Yogerst, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 Serve in a chilled glass and garnish with a twist of lemon for a delicious 5-o-clock-somewhere sip. Karla Walsh, Better Homes & Gardens, 23 Sep. 2022 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, 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, 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, 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,, 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, 16 Oct. 2019 For author and owner Vincent McCaffrey, re-opening sometime, somewhere was always the plan., 20 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1647, in the meaning defined above

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

Dictionary Entries Near somewhere

Cite this Entry

“Somewhere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


1 of 2 adverb
some·​where ˈsəm-ˌ(h)we(ə)r How to pronounce somewhere (audio)
: in, at, or to a place unknown or unspecified
mentions it somewhere
: reasonably close to
somewhere around nine o'clock


2 of 2 noun
: an unnamed place
went to somewhere in France

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