[ suhm-thing ]
/ ˈsʌmˌθɪŋ /
some thing; a certain undetermined or unspecified thing: Something is wrong there. Something's happening.
an additional amount, as of cents or minutes, that is unknown, unspecified, or forgotten: He charged me ten something for the hat. Our train gets in at two something.
Informal. a person or thing of some value or consequence: He is really something! This writer has something to say and she says it well.
in some degree; to some extent; somewhat.
Informal. to a high or extreme degree; quite: He took on something fierce about my tardiness.
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British Dictionary definitions for something (1 of 2)
/ (ˈsʌmθɪŋ) /
an unspecified or unknown thing; some thinghe knows something you don't; take something warm with you
an unspecified or unknown amount; bitsomething less than a hundred
an impressive or important person, thing, or eventisn't that something?
something else a remarkable person or thing
something or other one unspecified thing or an alternative thing
to some degree; a little; somewhatto look something like me
(foll by an adjective) informal (intensifier)it hurts something awful
British Dictionary definitions for something (2 of 2)
n combining form
- a person whose age can be approximately expressed by a specified decade
- (as modifier)the thirtysomething market
Word Origin for -something
C20: from the US television series thirtysomething
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Idioms and Phrases with something
In addition to the idioms beginning with something
- something else
- something else again
- something in the wind
- something like
- something of a
- something or other
- something tells me
- something thing, a
- buy something
- get (have) something on someone
- get something straight
- have something against
- hold something against
- hold (something) over
- look like something the cat dragged in
- make something of
- not put something past one
- on the ball, have something
- (something) or other
- pull something on
- start something
- take something
- you know something
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