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

Polar bears might be the least vulnerable, with four other important species—bearded seals, walruses, bowhead whales and ringed seals—probably falling somewhere in the middle. Adam Aton, Scientific American, "Ships Threaten Arctic Marine Mammals," 3 July 2018 About a year and a half ago a pair of Polar Bear armchairs covered in a supersoft fabric somewhere between classic Grey Poupon and French’s sold at Christie’s for just a hair under $1 million. Stephen Wallis, Town & Country, "This Polar Bear Sofa Is Beloved By the Very Rich," 15 Apr. 2019 Advertising The researchers said the inland tsunami points to a massive earthquake generated by the asteroid crash, somewhere between a magnitude 10 and 11. Seth Borenstein, The Seattle Times, "Snapshot of extinction: Fossils show day of killer asteroid," 3 Apr. 2019 It is estimated that the boys and their coach are located about 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) into the cave complex and somewhere between 800 meters (2,624 feet) and 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) underground, according to the caving experts. Fox News, "Thailand cave rescue: Electronic location gear, breathing masks could help save soccer team," 2 Oct. 2018 Unlike her ivory gown the following day, the pale pink outfit fell somewhere between champagne, tan and blush. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Grace Kelly Wore a Second (Pink!) Wedding Dress," 6 Sep. 2018 Inside, pale blue walls, wood paneling, white countertops, and modern pendant lights give it a vibe that hovers somewhere between industrial and new-trying-to-look-old. Jennifer Bradley Franklin, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Coffee Shops in Atlanta," 22 Aug. 2018 Keep your personal information and documents somewhere safe and convenient. Nicole Pajer, SELF, "What I Wish I’d Known Before Dealing With a Medical Emergency While Traveling Abroad," 15 Apr. 2019 Surveys from recent years have shown as many as two-thirds of Americans would be uncomfortable with the idea of traveling in an autonomous vehicle, and somewhere between 50 and 60 percent of Americans are uncomfortable with them on the road at all. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Self-Driving Light Trucks Will Be Allowed on California Roads," 13 Apr. 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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