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

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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. Darcia Christiana Fleur:

    Yesterday I had a baby of five days old in my hands, it came in a life jacket. Somebody handed me a life jacket and I was like, ‘Why am I getting a life jacket?’ And I looked inside, and inside was a five-day-old baby.

  2. Robin Roberts:

    I don't know why people make such a big deal about the gay thing, people are confused, they're shocked, like this is a big revelation to somebody.

  3. Mike Olive:

    It’s unfortunate that somebody finds themselves in that situation. It’s unfortunate. Hopefully, God has her in his hands.

  4. Guthrie Police Sgt. Anthony Gibbs:

    So now he's got a rattlesnake, a stolen vehicle, firearm and somebody under arrest.

  5. Rooma Mehra:

    Don't underestimate the power of love, honesty .. a hug to somebody who needs it more than words. It can turn a life around.. Love can turn the world around.. if it is honest..

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