someone

[ suhm-wuhn, -wuh n ]
/ ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən /

pronoun

some person; somebody.

Nearby words

  1. somebody,
  2. somebody up there loves me,
  3. someday,
  4. somedeal,
  5. somehow,
  6. someplace,
  7. somer,
  8. somers point,
  9. somersault,
  10. somerset

Origin of someone

Middle English word dating back to 1275–1325; see origin at some, one

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for someone


British Dictionary definitions for someone

someone

/ (ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən) /

pronoun

some person; somebody

xref


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

Word Origin and History for someone

someone

pron.

c.1300, sum on; from some + one. Someone else "romantic rival" is from 1914.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper