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 In a sequel to a 2017 scavenger hunt, the IMAX Theater in the Indiana State Museum is hiding a handmade mug and a pair of movie tickets somewhere in the city every day through Dec. 17. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "New Star Wars hidden mugs hold 'Skywalker' tickets for successful hunters," 9 Dec. 2019 Directed by Colombian-Ecuadorian filmmaker Alejandro Landes, Monos follows a cult-like group of teenage commandos camped out on a remote mountain somewhere in Colombia. Adam Epstein, Quartzy, "Seven fantastic, under-the-radar movies you may have missed in 2019," 7 Dec. 2019 Just before midnight somewhere in the western United States, a white pickup truck’s high beams light up a stretch of dark highway. Wired, "Meet the Activists Risking Prison to Film VR in Factory Farms," 5 Dec. 2019 Now that charges have been filed, the judge will face a disciplinary hearing, likely to be held somewhere in Northern Kentucky, within the next two or three months. Julia Fair,, "Judge Dawn Gentry faces misconduct charges. Here's what happened and what happens next.," 5 Dec. 2019 There’s even a sneaky elf hidden somewhere in the branches! . Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Carole Middleton Shares Photos of the Office Where Kate and Pippa Used to Work," 5 Dec. 2019 The cold is expected to be preceded by a storm system that may bring accumulating snow somewhere in Wisconsin, but forecasts have yet to zero in on where and how much snow might fall. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Arctic air on the way for Wisconsin; here's how cold it's going to get," 5 Dec. 2019 What’s worse is always managing to lose it somewhere in the couch cushions or under the recliner. Kim Komando, USA TODAY, "10 things you don’t need around the house anymore because of tech," 2 Dec. 2019 At one point the two outlaws stop at a juke joint somewhere in Georgia, where they’re treated like royalty by customers and bar staff alike. Stephanie Zacharek, Time, "Queen & Slim Is a Romantic Odyssey Marked By Euphoria and Tragedy," 27 Nov. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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 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., "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

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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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12 Dec 2019

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“Somewhere.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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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a period of high artistic development

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