What does Somebody mean?

Definitions for Somebody
ˈsʌmˌbɒd i, -ˌbʌd i, -bə disome·body

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Somebody.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulnoun

    a human being

    "there was too much for one person to do"


  1. somebodynoun

    A recognised person, a celebrity.

    I'm tired of being a nobody - I want to be a somebody.

  2. somebodypronoun

    Some unspecified person.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Somebodynoun

    Etymology: some and body.

    O that sir John were come, he would make this a bloody day to somebody. William Shakespeare, Henry IV.

    Jesus said somebody hath touched me; for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. Lu. viii. 46.

    If there be a tacit league, it is against somewhat or somebody: who should they be? Is it against wild beasts? No. It is against such routs and shoals of people as have utterly degenerated from the laws of nature. Francis Bacon.

    We must draw in somebody, that may stand
    ’Twixt us and danger. John Denham, Sophy.

    The hopes that what he has must come to somebody, and that he has no heirs, have that effect, that he has every day three or four invitations. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    Theudas rose up, boasting himself to be somebody. Acts v.


  1. Somebody

    Somebody is the B-side to Aerosmiths first single, "Dream On", from their 1973 debut album, Aerosmith. Written by lead singer Steven Tyler and his friend Steven Emspak and released in June 1973, its A-side peaked at number 59 nationally but hit big in the band's native Boston, where it was the number 1 single of the year on the less commercial top 40 station, WBZ-FM, number 5 for the year on highly rated Top 40 WRKO-AM, and number 16 on heritage Top 40 WMEX-AM. "Somebody" is driven by a basic blues guitar riff and Tyler's lyrics tell the story of a character trying to search for the woman of his dreams. The character is in need of someone who shares the work with him and has been through the same difficulties in their life as he has. Originally written in 1970.


  1. somebody

    Somebody refers to an individual or a person, often in a general or unspecified sense. It can be used to describe a particular person or to refer to anyone in a group or population.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Somebodynoun

    a person unknown or uncertain; a person indeterminate; some person

  2. Somebodynoun

    a person of consideration or importance

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Somebody' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3119

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Somebody' in Written Corpus Frequency: #268

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Somebody in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Somebody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Somebody in a Sentence

  1. Bernie Sanders:

    Here is the story. We live in an unprecedented moment in American history and by that I mean only that we have the most dangerous president in the history of this country somebody who is a pathological liar a racist a sexist, a homophone xenophobe and a religious bigot.....Wehave a corrupt political system in which billionaires are able to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to buy elections undermining the whole thrust of what American democracy is supposed to be about.

  2. Adam Sandler:

    I was in bed, in the middle of the night and, you know how they tuck in your sheets at the bottom, some people? Somebody tucked in the sheets too much, and I had my phone in the middle of the bed.

  3. Attorney Tim Jansen:

    In order to prosecute a case, you have to have credible evidence, either tangible witnesses, and in this case, there was no credible evidence of any wrongdoing, joel Greenberg was somebody who (you) couldn’t put on the witness stand, as a prosecutor. I believe these women; none of them believed they were victims of any crime.

  4. Ernest Austin:

    Too many stories in the newspaper about people being killed because some unhinged person got his hands on a gun, way too many. Too many stories of children being killed because somebody walked into a classroom and started shooting.

  5. Murray Wells:

    Somebody didn’t take the time to analyze the address, this is incredibly tragic and embarrassing to this police department that they can’t read house numbers.

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