Definitions for someoneˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

some•oneˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən(pron.)

  1. some person; somebody.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soul(noun)

    a human being

    "there was too much for one person to do"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. someone(pronoun)ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən

    indicates an unknown or unspecified person

    Someone had sprayed graffiti on the fence.; I'm sure we'll find someone to help.


  1. someone(Noun)

    A partially specified but unnamed person.

  2. someone(Pronoun)

    some person.

    Is someone there?

  3. Origin: some + one


  1. Someone (Laissons nous une chance)

    "Someone (Laissons nous une chance)" is a song by American pop/rock band Hanson and French singer Emma Daumas. It was written mainly by Isaac Hanson while were attending Miles Copeland's annual "songwriting bootcamp" at Chateau de Marouatte in France in May 2001. Daumas was chosen to collaborate with Hanson for this song. "Someone (Laissons nous une chance)" was released on the French version of Hanson's album Underneath in February 2005, with rumors that a single would be released in the coming months. Unfortunately, the single was not heavily promoted and a retail single was never released, although a few promo versions of the single were pressed in the UK, France and Canada. The song had some limited airplay on the radio.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'someone' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #529

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'someone' in Written Corpus Frequency: #490

Translations for someone

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


an unknown or unnamed person

There's someone at the door; – would you answer it?; We all know someone who needs help.

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