sometime

[ suhm-tahym ]
/ ˈsʌmˌtaɪm /

adverb

at some indefinite or indeterminate point of time: He will arrive sometime next week.
at an indefinite future time: Come to see me sometime.
Archaic. sometimes; on some occasions.
Archaic. at one time; formerly.

adjective

Origin of sometime

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at some, time

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sometime

sometime sometimes (see usage note at the current entry)

usage note for sometime

The adverb sometime is written as one word: He promised to paint the garage sometime soon. The two-word form some time means “an unspecified interval or period of time”: It will take some time for the wounds to heal.
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British Dictionary definitions for sometime

sometime
/ (ˈsʌmˌtaɪm) /

adverb

at some unspecified point of time

adjective

(prenominal) having been at one time; formerthe sometime President
(prenominal) US occasional; infrequent

usage for sometime

The form sometime should not be used to refer to a fairly long period of time: he has been away for some time (not for sometime)
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