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
I order a mojito, and we smoke some cigars and watch the crowd of stylish, late-twenty-somethings mingling poolside.
But what exactly made the Ace such a sensation with the twenty-somethings that arrived once its doors opened?Ace Hotel Founder Alex Calderwood’s Greatest Legacy | Jessica Dawson | November 20, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
And it's not because these liberal twenty-somethings are definitively opposed to the idea of a Jewish state.
Today's 20 somethings are growing up in a society that is much safer from crime.
Absent are businessmen and bachelor parties; in their place are twenty-, thirty-, and forty-somethings with a chic urban ease.
The anti-slavery branch of the American party, called the Know-somethings, assembled in convention at Cincinnati.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Somethings wrong—dont look natural; lets try something easier.The Woman Gives | Owen Johnson
You be somethings of a beard drinker yourself, if you had the beard.Robert Hardy's Seven Days | Charles Monroe Sheldon
"Oi've got somethings for the bye and the misthress," he explained, and Traynor told him they were in the living-room.The Long Dim Trail | Forrestine C. Hooker
Somethings happened to em, thats what, as sure as youre born!The Outdoor Chums on the Lake | Quincy Allen
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
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.