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Definition of "something" []

  • An undetermined or unspecified thing: "We're all recalling something, furtively seeking something” ( Virginia Woolf). (pronoun)
  • An unspecified or undetermined amount or extent: We know something about the early settlers in this area. (pronoun)
  • One having some or many of the same attributes, character, or essence as another: Trying to fix the computer myself was something of a mistake. (pronoun)
  • A remarkable or important thing or person: He thinks he is something in that uniform. (noun)
  • One who falls into a specified age range. Often used in combination: fortysomethings who attended their class reunion. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "something" in a sentence
  • "Notwithstanding the slightly opaque composition of the NYT story, and the fact that McCain is now denying everything (something his people were not doing in the initial statement last night), I'd say the Times story has enough of a 'They've gotta have * something*' factor to keep it alive for a while, absent any further revelations."
  • "But on actualist representationism, no possible world contains a representation which says that something does not exist, for it is contradictory provided that ˜something™ means"
  • "True, you shouldn't *have* to do webcomics just for the money, but if you want to make a living off something you love, you gotta' have *something* to compensate for it!"