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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How to use something in a sentence
something like fluoride, which is too small for normal filters, yanks away that feeling of agency.
Citizens, perhaps, need to feel like they can communicate something to science.
Why would “they” want to crush him just for attempting to buy something twenty years ago?
But I think Steve Austin has to team up with a Japanese holdout to stop a nuclear bomb from going off or something.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS | Marlow Stern | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
It was something ineffable and harder to define: freedom of speech.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead | Luke O’Neil | January 8, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
He remembered something—the cherished pose of being a man plunged fathoms-deep in business.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
There is, perhaps, in this childish suffering often something more than the sense of being homeless and outcast.Children's Ways | James Sully
The beauty, the mystery,—this fierce sunshine or something—stir——' She hesitated for a fraction of a second.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
And furthermore, I imagine something else about this—quite unlike the old Bible—I imagine all of it periodically revised.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
British Dictionary definitions for something (1 of 2)
an unspecified or unknown thing; some thing: he knows something you don't; take something warm with you
an unspecified or unknown amount; bit: something less than a hundred
an impressive or important person, thing, or event: isn'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; somewhat: to look something like me
(foll by an adjective) informal (intensifier): it hurts something awful
British Dictionary definitions for -something (2 of 2)
a person whose age can be approximately expressed by a specified decade
(as modifier): the thirtysomething market
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
Other 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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