somewhere

adverb
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

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

With multiple spots still available, how the Bucks fill out their roster could make the difference between the road to the finals going through Milwaukee, Philadelphia or somewhere else. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks re-sign Lopez, trade Brogdon, but Saturday's biggest move was Kawhi's departure," 6 July 2019 Some veterans install yard signs asking neighbors to set off pyrotechnics somewhere else. Maria Elena Vizcaino María Méndez, Dallas News, "Want a poppin’ Fourth of July? Here’s what to keep in mind," 3 July 2019 The proposals range from closing the curtains of windows so that prostitutes are not on public display, closing down brothels with display windows altogether, and moving prostitution somewhere else in the city. NBC News, "Close the windows? Amsterdam mulls red-light district change," 3 July 2019 Lavelle said of those minutes when everyone’s fate was busy being decided somewhere else. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Ruthless. Relentless. Victorious.," 2 July 2019 While the world has its eyes set on Wimbledon, Rihanna is somewhere else in England, repping the West Indies during the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Essence, "Rihanna Cheering On The West Indies At The Cricket World Cup Makes Us Wanna Watch Cricket," 2 July 2019 Capuchins first swung a rock in the area somewhere between 3,000 and 2,400 years ago—the beginning of a period the researchers call Phase IV. The Economist, "Capuchin monkeys have been using stone tools for around 3,000 years," 27 June 2019 At the end of build out, Harris estimated the population would be somewhere between 250,000 to 300,000. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Census says Liberty county fastest growing Hispanic population in the nation," 26 June 2019 Apart from that gig, it's estimated that Adam and the rest of the Busby family receive somewhere between $25,000 to $40,000 per episode from TLC for doing the show. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "What Does Adam Busby From 'Outdaughtered' Do for a Living?," 12 June 2019

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 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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