What does SOMETHING mean?

Definitions for SOMETHING
ˈsʌmˌθɪŋsome·thing

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Wiktionary

  1. somethingnoun

    An object whose nature is yet to be defined.

  2. somethingnoun

    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).

  3. somethingverb

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

  4. somethingadverb

    somewhat; to a degree

    the baby looks something like his father.

  5. somethingadverb

    To a high degree.

  6. somethingpronoun

    An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.

  7. somethingpronoun

    (of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.

    The performance was something of a disappointment.

  8. somethingpronoun

    (of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.

    She has a certain something.

  9. somethingpronoun

    (often with really) Somebody or something who is in some way.

  10. somethingadjective

    Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Somethingadverb

    In some degree.

    The pain went away upon it; but he was something discouraged by a new pain falling some days after upon his elbow on the other side. William Temple.

  2. Somethingnoun

    Etymology: sumðing , Saxon.

    When fierce Bavar
    Did from afar the British chief behold,
    Betwixt despair and rage, and hope and pain,
    Something within his warring bosom roll’d. Matthew Prior.

    The force of the air upon the pulmonary artery is but small, in respect of that of the heart; but it is still something. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

    You’ll say the whole world has something to do, something to talk of, something to wish for, and something to be employed about; but pray put all these somethings together, and what is the sum total but just nothing. Alexander Pope, Letters.

    Here she beholds the chaos dark and deep,
    Where nameless somethings in their causes sleep. Alexander Pope.

    Something yet of doubt remains. John Milton.

    Years following years steal something ev’ry day,
    At least they steal us from ourselves away. Alexander Pope.

    Something of it arises from our infant state. Isaac Watts.

    I will acquaint you with the perfect spy o’ th’ time; for’t must be done to-night, and something from the palace. William Shakespeare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somethingnoun

    anything unknown, undetermined, or not specifically designated; a certain indefinite thing; an indeterminate or unknown event; an unspecified task, work, or thing

  2. Somethingnoun

    a part; a portion, more or less; an indefinite quantity or degree; a little

  3. Somethingnoun

    a person or thing importance

  4. Somethingadverb

    in some degree; somewhat; to some extent; at some distance

Freebase

  1. Something

    "Something" is a song by the Beatles, featured on their 1969 album Abbey Road. It was released that same year as a double A-sided single with another track from the album, "Come Together". "Something" was the first Beatles song written by lead guitarist George Harrison to appear as an A-side, and the only song written by him to top the US charts while he was in the band. The single was also one of the first Beatles singles to contain tracks already available on an LP album. John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the band's principal songwriters, both praised "Something" as one of the best songs Harrison had written, or that the group had to offer. As well as critical acclaim, the single achieved commercial success, topping the Billboard charts in the United States and making the top five in the United Kingdom. The song has been covered by over 150 artists, making it the second-most covered Beatles song after "Yesterday". Artists who have covered the song include Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, James Brown, Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, Ike & Tina Turner, the Miracles, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Isaac Hayes, Julio Iglesias, Mina and Phish. Harrison is quoted as saying that his favourite version of the song was James Brown's, which he kept in his personal jukebox.

Editors Contribution

  1. something

    A specific and intuitively known detail.

    When people say something is causing this, we know intuitively.


    Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SOMETHING' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #194

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'SOMETHING' in Written Corpus Frequency: #118

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOMETHING in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SOMETHING in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of SOMETHING in a Sentence

  1. Cam Talbot:

    Anytime you let something like that linger, it's going to carry over into the next game, we don't have the luxury of easing our way into it.

  2. Paul Morales:

    In our house, we have a saying:Keep everything as Texas as possible, so we were thinking about how can we come up with something thats Texas.

  3. Gennady Berezyuk:

    We need to attract people to this island, we need to build, if not Disneyland, then something that will make people come.

  4. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, The Crazy Ape:

    When I received the Nobel Prize, the only big lump sum of money I have ever seen, I had to do something with it. The easiest way to drop this hot potato was to invest it, to buy shares. I knew that World War II was coming and I was afraid that if I had shares which rise in case of war, I would wish for war. So I asked my agent to buy shares which go down in the event of war. This he did. I lost my money and saved my soul.

  5. Rem Houser:

    Nothing that made me alarmed or that would signal that something like this would happen, I never saw that.

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    a person who pleads for a cause or propounds an idea
    • A. subrogation
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