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.

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. Connie Hedegaard:

    People (in Denmark) think it makes a difference what you do, and it makes a difference whether you do something or not. You're not sitting passively waiting for somebody else, or for the politicians, to do it. That is something that hopefully could inspire others.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Somebody could come and say 30 years ago, 25 years ago, 10 years ago, five years ago, The President did a horrible thing to me. The President did this, The President did that, The President did that and, honestly, it's a very dangerous period in our country.

  3. Bikram Choudhury:

    I have nothing against them. I don't think they're bad people. It's not them saying that, they are influenced by somebody.

  4. Volodymyr Zelensky:

    But even if you listen to the very good conversation that I had, a very, very good, no-pressure, congenial conversation with the new President of Ukraine, he had some things that were not flattering to say about Marie Yovanovitch from her job. And that came out of the -- out of the blue, so, you know, it would be nice to have somebody that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky liked, because Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's going -- the person will have to deal with the President of Ukraine.

  5. William Spriggs:

    The racial wealth gap is the accumulation of advantage, wealth is savings in many forms. It could be in assets like homes, stock, land and many those things don't go away. When somebody amasses that it just keeps being passed forward and the children are standing on somebody's financial shoulders.

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