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



Definition of somewhere (Entry 2 of 2)

: an undetermined or unnamed place

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. See More
Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb If the 5th Tank isn’t going to ride east to jumpstart a Kherson counteroffensive, Ukrainian commanders in the sector are going to have to draw heavy forces from somewhere else. David Axe, Forbes, 17 May 2022 Don't assume what holds true in your town or state is the same somewhere else. Michael Nedelman And Forrest Brown, CNN, 16 May 2022 But everybody has to start somewhere and, if history is a guide, Brady will go through some growing pains the way every analyst does. Laura Blasey, Los Angeles Times, 13 May 2022 Don’t be surprised if Ross starts next season with the Magic but finishes somewhere else. Khobi Price, Orlando Sentinel, 13 May 2022 Of course, most elite coaches in the sport have to start somewhere and often capitalize off a deep run in the NCAAs at the mid-major level to take a job at another program for a big payday. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2022 And the ability to work remotely means people can move somewhere else and still keep their jobs. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2022 Nightfall will find her back at Hyde Park or New York or starting off for somewhere else to make still another speech. James Roosevelt, Good Housekeeping, 5 May 2022 Replenishing Powell means taking water from somewhere else in the basin. Nick Bowlin, Outside Online, 4 May 2022 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, 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 Please stop giving viruses on their laptops trying to find somewhere to watch these 3pm games., 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, 27 Nov. 2019 See More

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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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(somewhere) in the region of

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20 May 2022

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“Somewhere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for somewhere


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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