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



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 Choosing loyalty over the chance to be an unrestricted free agent next summer and play somewhere else, Aleksander Barkov has agreed to an eight-year extension with the Panthers, the team announced Friday., 9 Oct. 2021 Choosing loyalty over the chance to be an unrestricted free agent next summer and play somewhere else, Barkov has agreed to an eight-year extension with the Panthers, the team announced Friday. Tim Reynolds,, 8 Oct. 2021 Constructive feedback can help that person find a job somewhere else which is good for all involved. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 Maybe the next Rolling Stone comes from the world of streetwear or gaming or somewhere else. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 5 Oct. 2021 The idea that anyone could pull up stakes, start over somewhere else and become someone entirely new -- someone more successful, more interesting -- was deeply ingrained in the American psyche. oregonlive, 4 Oct. 2021 When the duties were first put in place, companies could apply for waivers that were generally granted for items that could not be bought from a US manufacturer or somewhere else outside of China. Katie Lobosco, CNN, 3 Oct. 2021 The company is looking for ways to address local concerns, for example by shipping the minerals somewhere else for processing rather than separating out uranium in Narsaq. New York Times, 1 Oct. 2021 The shelter was only meant to be temporary, but a lack of available shelter is complicating for those who need somewhere else to go. Megan Taros, The Arizona Republic, 1 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun For many migrants, the challenge has been to find somewhere to shelter in place safely, and then sustaining themselves for an extended, and still undetermined, amount of time. Rafael Carranza, azcentral, 11 May 2020 Reich envisions letting Nix lead the way for his two-headed monster at running back on somewhere between 10-20% offensive plays next season. Jim Ayello, Indianapolis Star, 4 May 2020 Oil traders are on a desperate quest to find somewhere -- anywhere, really -- to store their crude as tanks from Texas to Siberia fill to capacity. Kevin Crowley, Fortune, 22 Apr. 2020 Groups of teens were still walking the premises of Northgate Mall property at 9 p.m. Some could be seen crossing Colerain Avenue between the McDonald's and Chick-fil-A, trying to find somewhere to be. Madeline Mitchell,, 27 Dec. 2019 Quite a few who grew for fiber this year are struggling to find somewhere for their hemp to land. Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star, 16 Oct. 2019 For author and owner Vincent McCaffrey, re-opening sometime, somewhere was always the plan., 20 Sep. 2019 Please stop giving viruses on their laptops trying to find somewhere to watch these 3pm games., 1 Oct. 2019 The weather somewhere else Take a look at a weather map before the meal starts and find somewhere that usually gets a lot of snow that is expected to get a lot of snow. oregonlive, 27 Nov. 2019

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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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(somewhere) in the region of

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11 Oct 2021

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“Somewhere.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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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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