some·​one ˈsəm-(ˌ)wən How to pronounce someone (audio)
: some person : somebody

Example Sentences

Someone left you a message. Is that someone you know? We need someone who can work nights and weekends. Someone took the last piece of cake. I'll do it because someone has to. She offered the job to someone else. See More

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of someone was in the 14th century

Cite this Entry

“Someone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

Kids Definition


some·​one -(ˌ)wən How to pronounce someone (audio)
: somebody entry 1
someone took my money
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