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.
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulnoun
a human being
"there was too much for one person to do"
A recognised person, a celebrity.
I'm tired of being a nobody - I want to be a somebody.
Some unspecified person.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
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.
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.
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.
a person unknown or uncertain; a person indeterminate; some person
a person of consideration or importance
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'somebody' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3119
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'somebody' in Written Corpus Frequency: #268
The numerical value of somebody in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of somebody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Decide on some imperfect Somebody and you will win, because the truest truism in politics is You can't beat Somebody with Nobody.
We're going to find somebody who is an outstanding legal mind, somebody who cares deeply about our democracy and cares about rule of law, i'm going to present somebody who indisputably is qualified for the seat, and any fair-minded person, even somebody who disagrees with my politics, would say would serve with honor and integrity on the court.
There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else.
It's a very dangerous situation, absolutely somebody could have come to pick her up — somebody that she was chatting with, somebody that she may have started what she believed to be a relationship with. But we can't rule out the possibility that she was running away from home… and it was somebody that she didn't know that picked her up, which is going to be even more difficult because she doesn't have access to that data] trail that law enforcement could follow to pinpoint who that person was that she met.
If somebody has a gun and it falls into the hands of a murderer and the murderer kills somebody with a gun, do you hold the gun manufacturer responsible? Not any more than you would hold a hammer company responsible if somebody beats somebody over the head with a hammer. That is not what a lawsuit should be about.
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- хтось, хто́сьці, не́хтаBelarusian
- algúCatalan, Valencian
- tè-eigin, duin'-eigin, feareigin, cuideiginScottish Gaelic
- alicuno, alcunoInterlingua
- ある人, 誰かJapanese
- aliquid, aliquisLatin
- кто-то, некто, кое-ктоRussian
- netko, нетко, неко, nekoSerbo-Croatian
- niekto, ktosi, voľakto, daktoSlovak
- một người nào đó, có ngườiVietnamese
- ene sakî, kéconkWalloon
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