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Definition of something by Wiktionary Dictionary


something


    Etymology

    some +‎ thing

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/, X-SAMPA: /"sVm.TIN/, sometimes reduced to /ˈsʌʔm̩/
    • Hyphenation: some‧thing

    Pronoun

    something

    1. An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing .
      I must have forgotten to pack something, but I can't think what .
      I have something for you in my bag .
      I have a feeling something good is going to happen today .
    2. ( colloquial ) ( of someone or something ) A quality to a moderate degree .
      The performance was something of a disappointment .
    3. ( colloquial ) ( of a person ) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify .
      She has a certain something .
    4. ( colloquial ) ( often with really ) Somebody or something who is superlative in some way .
      He's really something! I've never heard such a great voice .
      She's really something. I can't believe she would do such a mean thing .

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    Adjective

    something ( not comparable )

    1. Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify .

    Adverb

    something ( not comparable )

    1. ( degree ) somewhat; to a degree
      the baby looks something like his father .
    2. ( degree, colloquial ) To a high degree.

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    Verb

    something ( third-person singular simple present somethings present participle somethinging, simple past and past participle somethinged )

    1. Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.

    Noun

    something ( plural: somethings )

    1. An object whose nature is yet to be defined .
    2. An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' ( pronoun sense ).

    -something

    By Wiktionary ( 2012/06/12 23:53 UTC Version )

    Etymology

    From something

    Suffix

    -something

    1. Indicating approximation, as in a range of numbers .
      He lives at 2-something fifty-something street and he looks like he's thirty-something .

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    • -somethingth