[ suhm-wuhn, -wuhn ]
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  1. some person; somebody.

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Origin of someone

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

Words Nearby someone Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use someone in a sentence

  • Ollie saw someone standing before it, bending slightly forward in the pose of expectation.

    The Bondboy | George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  • His untidy hair was rumpled, as if someone had been hanging onto it while in the process of giving him the shiner.

    Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
  • In 1851 she visited Birmingham and was a welcome guest until "someone blundered" and charged her with being an impostor.

    Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham | Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
  • Still, it will be healthier if we push out of this planetary system before someone else pushes in.

    Fee of the Frontier | Horace Brown Fyfe
  • He worked with a will, delighted that someone as enthusiastic and even younger than himself was now in charge.

British Dictionary definitions for someone


/ (ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən) /

  1. some person; somebody


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