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, someplace, 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

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

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth

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

    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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