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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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

For an alt-steak, try Madera: In LIC, an alt-steak is basically any slab of beef eaten somewhere other than uber-popular M. Wells Steakhouse or Dinette. Ali Francis, Vogue, "7 Long Island City Restaurants You Should Try Before, Well, Amazon," 20 Nov. 2018 That said, if Google gets everything right, strapping on a pair of compact VR shoes sounds a lot easier than having to store a giant treadmill somewhere. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Forget VR treadmills—Google patents motorized, omnidirectional VR sneakers," 19 Nov. 2018 DiVincenzo has yet to sign his rookie contract with the Bucks, which will give him access to funds somewhere around $2 million in his first year based on the rookie-wage scale for the 17th overall pick. The Heat Index, azcentral, "Milwaukee Bucks rookie Donte DiVincenzo has less than $4 in his bank account," 10 July 2018 So, go to bed somewhere between 4 and 6, and then repeat every day for like nine months. Adam Fisher, WIRED, "Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days," 10 July 2018 Each couple of weeks this summer, the pop-up free poetry festival We (Too) Are Philadelphia has broken out somewhere different in the city, focused on a Phillycentric theme. John Timpane, Philly.com, "We (Too) Are Philly: This summer's hottest literary festival continues with an installment Thursday," 10 July 2018 For instance, a team from New York’s Albert Einstein College of Medicine analyzed the ages of the world’s oldest people and pegged the maximum length of human longevity at somewhere between 115 and 125 years. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "Is There a Limit to How Long Humans Can Live? A New Study Suggests There Isn't," 2 July 2018 There’s hardly a frame of Argento’s Suspiria that doesn’t feature at least a glimmer of red somewhere. Aja Romano, Vox, "How Suspiria turns the color red into a plot point," 9 Nov. 2018 Side sleepers need a thick, firm pillow, stomach sleepers a thin, soft one and back sleepers somewhere in between. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "How to Build Your Best Bed Ever," 26 Oct. 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, -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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