Origin of someplace

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at some, place

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

Related Words for someplace

elsewhere, around, somewheres, about, scattered

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Contemporary Examples of someplace

Historical Examples of someplace

  • Towns and cities flew by; I had to get someplace and quickly.

    Each Man Kills

    Victoria Glad

  • He was someplace inside the clock, beyond the door, silent and remote.

    Beyond the Door

    Philip K. Dick

  • "The car should be around here, someplace," Mara said, slowing down.

    The Crystal Crypt

    Philip Kindred Dick

  • Somebody said as though he didn't mean it: "We ought to take her someplace."

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth

  • If there isn't, we put 'em in an ambulance and take them someplace else.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth

British Dictionary definitions for someplace



US and Canadian informal in, at, or to some unspecified place or region
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Word Origin and History for someplace

1853, from some + place (n.).

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