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 betweensomewhere about nine o'clockcosts somewhere around ten dollars



Definition of somewhere (Entry 2 of 2)

: an undetermined or unnamed place

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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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb According to research led by cognitive neuroscientist Luke Miller and colleagues from the Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University in France, your chances of an accurate guess stand somewhere near 96 percent. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "Why Our Sense of Touch Is a Marvel of the Animal Kingdom," 4 Jan. 2020 And Smith was certain Resilard was floating somewhere nearby. Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, "Faulty Equipment, Lapsed Training, Repeated Warnings: How a Preventable Disaster Killed Six Marines," 2 Jan. 2020 Some extraterrestrial Isaac Newton somewhere must have jump-started the move toward an advanced technological civilization. James Trefil And Michael Summers, Smithsonian Magazine, "If Aliens Exist Elsewhere in the Universe, How Would They Behave?," 31 Dec. 2019 But the star of course is Shkreli, whose jailhouse persona lands somewhere between Jordan Belfort and Pepe the Frog. Stat Staff, STAT, "We wish we’d written that: STAT staffers share their favorite stories of 2019," 24 Dec. 2019 The entire group began spending a lot of time together, and somewhere between backyard barbecues, nights out on the town, and trips to art galleries, Ellen fell for Ben — hard. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "How to Get Over Someone You Never Actually Dated," 24 Dec. 2019 Marriott Bonvoy points are generally valued somewhere around one cent apiece, if used wisely. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "5 Luxury Hotels Worth Cashing In Your Marriott Bonvoy Points For," 23 Dec. 2019 But en route to the Dickens family, the parcel was destroyed when the goods van carrying it caught fire somewhere between Gloucester and Reading. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "Charles Dickens Lost His Last Christmas Turkey to a Freak Fire," 20 Dec. 2019 His engineers all seem to come from Norfolk families, or from somewhere other than the capital. The Economist, "The Cockneys of Thetford," 18 Dec. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For author and owner Vincent McCaffrey, re-opening sometime, somewhere was always the plan., "Most read on," 20 Sep. 2019 Please stop giving viruses on their laptops trying to find somewhere to watch these 3pm games., "Filling 90min's 'Room 101' With the Worst Things Football Has to Offer," 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, "7 topics that are safe to discuss at Thanksgiving dinner," 27 Nov. 2019 To see the Southern Delta Aquariids tonight, your best bet is to find somewhere that has a clear view of the sky. Tainaya Nash, House Beautiful, "There’s An Insane Meteor Shower Happening Tonight—Here’s How to Watch," 29 July 2019 To put that in perspective, the hundreds of billions in tariffs currently being imposed by the U.S., China and the European Union are estimated to reduce the U.S. economic product somewhere between 0.25 and 0.74 percent. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, "Summer's record-high temperatures threaten to scorch the economy," 19 July 2019 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

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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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10 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Somewhere.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 23 January 2020.

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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



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

: a place not known, named, or specified


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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out of the ordinary or unreasonable

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