What does Sometimes mean?

Definitions for Sometimes
ˈsʌmˌtaɪmzsome·times

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Sometimes.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sometimesadverb

    on certain occasions or in certain cases but not always

    "sometimes she wished she were back in England"; "sometimes her photography is breathtaking"; "sometimes they come for a month; at other times for six months"

Wiktionary

  1. sometimesadverb

    On certain occasions, or in certain circumstances, but not always.

    Sometimes I sit and think, but mostly I just sit.

  2. sometimesadverb

    On a certain occasion in the past; once.

  3. sometimesadjective

    former; sometime

    Thy sometimes brother's wife. uE000146934uE001 Shakespeare.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Sometimesadverb

    Etymology: some and times.

    ’Twill render me more equal, sometime superior. John Milton.

    It is good that we sometimes be contradicted, and that we always bear it well; for perfect peace cannot be had in this world. Taylor.

    The body passive is better wrought upon at sometimes than at others. Francis Bacon, Natural History.

    Sometimes the one, and sometimes the other, may be glanced upon in these scripture descriptions. Burnet.

    He writes not always of a piece, but sometimes mixes trivial things with those of greater moment: sometimes also, though not often, he runs riot, and knows not when he has said enough. John Dryden, Fables, Preface.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sometimesadverb

    formerly; sometime

  2. Sometimesadverb

    at times; at intervals; now and then;occasionally

  3. Sometimesadjective

    former; sometime

  4. Etymology: [Sometime + adverbial ending -s, as in -wards.]

Freebase

  1. Sometimes

    "Sometimes" is a song by American recording artist Britney Spears, taken from her debut studio album ...Baby One More Time. Written by Jörgen Elofsson and produced by Per Magnusson and David Kreuger, the song was released as Spears' second single on April 30, 1999 by Jive Records. "Sometimes" is a teen pop song that draws influences from bubblegum pop, and alludes to a relationship where a shy girl is reserved on expressing feelings to her lover. The song received generally mixed reviews from contemporary critics, who noted it as a further hit from ...Baby One More Time and a competent single, despite considering it an entirely unremarkable song, and an annoying representation of Spears' innocent years. "Sometimes" attained worldwide success, peaking inside the top ten in eleven countries. In the United States, the song peaked at number twenty one. The song reached number one in Belgium, Netherlands and New Zealand, while reaching number two in Australia. In the United Kingdom, the song reached number three, and is also Spears' third best-selling single in the country. An accompanying music video, directed by Nigel Dick, was shot at the Paradise Cove in Malibu, California. It portrays Spears watching her love interest from afar. Spears has performed "Sometimes" in four of her concert tours, including at the ...Baby One More Time Tour, the Oops!... I Did It Again World Tour, and the Dream Within a Dream Tour.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sometimes' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #467

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sometimes' in Written Corpus Frequency: #460

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sometimes' in Adverbs Frequency: #63

How to pronounce Sometimes?

How to say Sometimes in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sometimes in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sometimes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Sometimes in a Sentence

  1. Ingrid Weir:

    Looking for a gem, we are sometimes dumb enough to try to hold on to a lump of coal, convinced that it will turn into a diamond in our lifetime... but all it does it get sh*t all over you until you burn it and use the energy for something else.

  2. anonymous:

    What people respect is one thing, what people envy is the other. What people respect they do not always want to do, be or have. If, then, you want to be respected, and respect yourself, you sometimes need to do more than you want to.

  3. Scott C. Holstad:

    i am sometimes afraid of the loner in me and of what is inside you your need to merge become one to see the world through another pair of eyes I'm afraid i need to retain my identity

  4. Anthony Fauci:

    I hesitate to make any broad statements about whether it is or is not quote 'safe' for kids to come back to school, when you talk about children going back to school and their safety, it really depends on the level of viral activity and the particular area that you're talking about. What happens all too often -- understandably, but sometimes misleadingly -- is that we talk about the country as a whole in a unidimensional away.

  5. Rick Smith:

    I think sometimes so many people see hearing loss as a disability and that’s all they see and that becomes the center of their thought process, so you’re thinking about what you can’t do instead of what you can do. Being able to demonstrate that is one of the most rewarding things. Being able to be a real time influence in a real time inspiration to the next generation has been real cool.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Sometimes#1#1737#10000

Translations for Sometimes

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Sometimes »

Translation

Find a translation for the Sometimes definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Sometimes." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 8 Feb. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Sometimes>.

Discuss these Sometimes definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good definition for Sometimes? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    • A. cleave
    • B. efface
    • C. abase
    • D. transpire

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Sometimes: