An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
somewhat; to a degree
the baby looks something like his father.
To a high degree.
An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
(of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.
The performance was something of a disappointment.
(of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
She has a certain something.
(often with really) Somebody or something who is in some way.
Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
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In some degree.
The pain went away upon it; but he was something discouraged by a new pain falling some days after upon his elbow on the other side. William Temple.
Etymology: sumðing , Saxon.
When fierce Bavar
Did from afar the British chief behold,
Betwixt despair and rage, and hope and pain,
Something within his warring bosom roll’d. Matthew Prior.
The force of the air upon the pulmonary artery is but small, in respect of that of the heart; but it is still something. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.
You’ll say the whole world has something to do, something to talk of, something to wish for, and something to be employed about; but pray put all these somethings together, and what is the sum total but just nothing. Alexander Pope, Letters.
Here she beholds the chaos dark and deep,
Where nameless somethings in their causes sleep. Alexander Pope.
Something yet of doubt remains. John Milton.
Years following years steal something ev’ry day,
At least they steal us from ourselves away. Alexander Pope.
Something of it arises from our infant state. Isaac Watts.
I will acquaint you with the perfect spy o’ th’ time; for’t must be done to-night, and something from the palace. William Shakespeare.
I'll Try Something New is a song written by Smokey Robinson and originally released in 1962 by The Miracles on Motown Records' Tamla subsidiary label. Their version was a Billboard Top 40 hit, peaking at #39, and just missed the Top 10 of its R&B chart, peaking at #11. The song was released later as a joint single by Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations, also becoming a charting version on the Billboard 100 pop singles chart, peaking for two weeks in April 1969 at number 25.
Something can refer to an unspecified or unknown thing, object, or entity. It is a term used when the specific details or identity of a particular thing are not specified or when a person does not have precise knowledge about that particular thing.
anything unknown, undetermined, or not specifically designated; a certain indefinite thing; an indeterminate or unknown event; an unspecified task, work, or thing
a part; a portion, more or less; an indefinite quantity or degree; a little
a person or thing importance
in some degree; somewhat; to some extent; at some distance
"Something" is a song by the Beatles, featured on their 1969 album Abbey Road. It was released that same year as a double A-sided single with another track from the album, "Come Together". "Something" was the first Beatles song written by lead guitarist George Harrison to appear as an A-side, and the only song written by him to top the US charts while he was in the band. The single was also one of the first Beatles singles to contain tracks already available on an LP album. John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the band's principal songwriters, both praised "Something" as one of the best songs Harrison had written, or that the group had to offer. As well as critical acclaim, the single achieved commercial success, topping the Billboard charts in the United States and making the top five in the United Kingdom. The song has been covered by over 150 artists, making it the second-most covered Beatles song after "Yesterday". Artists who have covered the song include Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, James Brown, Shirley Bassey, Tony Bennett, Ike & Tina Turner, the Miracles, Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, Isaac Hayes, Julio Iglesias, Mina and Phish. Harrison is quoted as saying that his favourite version of the song was James Brown's, which he kept in his personal jukebox.
A specific and intuitively known detail.
When people say something is causing this, we know intuitively.
Submitted by MaryC on February 23, 2020
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'something' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #194
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'something' in Written Corpus Frequency: #118
The numerical value of something in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of something in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
The leaders I met, whatever walk of life they were from, whatever institutions they were presiding over, always referred back to the same failure something that happened to them that was personally difficult, even traumatic, something that made them feel that desperate sense of hitting bottom--as something they thought was almost a necessity. It's as if at that moment the iron entered their soul that moment created the resilience that leaders need.
Something you need most might be something you turn away from, something you turn away from might be something you regret, and something you regret, in the end, might cost you the one chance you ever had.
Peace is not something you wish for. It's something you make. It's something you do. It's something you are. And, it's something you give away.
Value in the greater good. The value in someone doing something for the greater good, isn’t in the fact that they did something for the greater good. It is in the realization that of all the choices they had, they choose to do something for the greater good. They choose to be part of something bigger than themselves. Their choice is love.
If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
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- quelque choseFrench
- rud éiginIrish
- कुछ कुछHindi
- 어떤 것Korean
- alguma coisaPortuguese
- что нибудьRussian
- bir şeyTurkish
- کچھ نہ کچھUrdu
- một cái gì đóVietnamese
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