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 (sŭm′wâr′, -hwâr′)
1. At, in, or to a place not specified or known: found it somewhere in the woods.
2. To a place or state of further development or progress: finally getting somewhere.
3. Approximately; roughly: somewhere about halfway through.
An unknown or unspecified place: "A big dog, a hound with a strain of mastiff from somewhere" (William Faulkner).
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1. in, to, or at some unknown or unspecified place or point: somewhere in England; somewhere between 3 and 4 o'clock.
2. get somewhere informal to make progress
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(ˈsʌmˌʰwɛər, -ˌwɛər)

1. in, at, or to some unspecified place: I've left the book somewhere.
2. in the neighborhood of; approximately: somewhere around 60 years old.
3. an unspecified or uncertain place.
usage: See anyplace.
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You use somewhere to talk about a place without saying exactly where you mean.

They live somewhere near Brighton.
I'm not going home yet. I have to go somewhere else first.

Be Careful!
You don't usually use 'somewhere' in negative sentences. Don't say, for example, 'I can't find my hat somewhere'. Say 'I can't find my hat anywhere'.

I decided not to go anywhere at the weekend.
I haven't got anywhere to sit.

In questions, you can use somewhere or anywhere. If you are expecting the answer 'yes', you usually use somewhere. For example, if you think I am going on holiday this summer, you might ask 'Are you going somewhere this summer?' If you do not know whether I am going on holiday or not, you would ask 'Are you going anywhere this summer?'

Are you taking a trip somewhere?
Is there a spare seat anywhere?

Some American speakers say someplace instead of 'somewhere'.

She had seen it someplace before.
Why don't you boys sit someplace else?

Someplace is sometimes written as some place.

Why don't we go some place quieter?
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.somewhere - an indefinite or unknown locationsomewhere - an indefinite or unknown location; "they moved to somewhere in Spain"
location - a point or extent in space
Adv.1.somewhere - in or at or to some place; "she must be somewhere"; (`someplace' is used informally for `somewhere')
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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في مكانٍ مامَكَانٌ مَا
et eller andet sted
einhvers staîar
bir yerdebir yerde/yere
ở một nơi nào đó


1. (location) → en alguna parte, en algún lugar, en algún sitio; (direction) → a alguna parte, a algún lugar or sitio
I left my keys somewhereme he dejado las llaves en alguna parte or en algún sitio
let's go somewhere privatevamos a algún sitio or lugar donde podamos estar solos
I'd like to go on holiday somewhere exoticme gustaría irme de vacaciones a algún sitio or lugar exótico
he's somewhere aroundanda por ahí
somewhere else (location) → en otra parte; (direction) → a otra parte, a otro sitio
the bar was full so we decided to go somewhere elseel bar estaba lleno, así es que decidimos ir a otra parte or a otro sitio
she lives somewhere in Walesvive en algún lugar or en alguna parte de Gales
somewhere in the back of my minden algún lugar de mi mente
somewhere near Huescacerca de Huesca, en algún lugar or sitio cerca de Huesca
I left it somewhere or otherlo dejé en alguna parte or en algún sitio, lo dejé por ahí
somewhere along the line somewhere along the line they changed the titleen algún momento cambiaron el título
to get somewhere (= make progress) → hacer progresos, conseguir algo
now we're getting somewhereahora sí que estamos haciendo progresos, ahora sí que estamos consiguiendo algo
2. (= approximately)
somewhere around three o'clockalrededor de las tres, a eso de las tres
he's been given somewhere between three and six months to livele han dado entre tres y seis meses de vida
he's somewhere in his fiftiestiene cincuenta y tantos años
he paid somewhere in the region of £1000pagó alrededor de 1000 libras
B. PRONalgún lugar, algún sitio
you'll have to find somewhere else to livetendrás que buscarte otro sitio or lugar para vivir
we decided to hire somewhere for the partydecidimos alquilar un lugar para la fiesta
they broadcast from somewhere in Europeemiten desde algún lugar de Europa
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[ˈsʌmhwɛər] advquelque part
I left my keys somewhere → J'ai laissé mes clés quelque part.
I'd like to go on holiday, somewhere sunny → J'aimerais aller en vacances, quelque partil fait beau.
somewhere else → ailleurs, autre part
to be getting somewhere → être en bonne voie
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beirgendwo; goirgendwohin; somewhere elseirgendwo anders, anderswo, irgendwo anders hin, anderswohin; to take one’s business somewhere elseseine Geschäfte woanders machen; from somewherevon irgendwo, irgendwoher; from somewhere elsevon irgendwo anders, anderswoher; I left it somewhere or otherich habe es irgendwo liegen/stehen lassen; I know somewhere where …ich weiß, wo …; I needed somewhere to live in Londonich brauchte irgendwo in London eine Unterkunft; we just wanted somewhere to go after schoolwir wollten bloß einen Ort, wo wir nach der Schule eingehen können; it’s about or around somewherees ist hier irgendwo; somewhere about or around hereirgendwo hier in der Nähe; somewhere nice/cheapirgendwo, wo es nett/billig ist; the ideal place to go is somewhere like New Yorkam besten fährt man in eine Stadt wie New York; he went to live in Cumbria or somewhere like thater zog nach Cumbria oder so; somebody somewhere must know where she isirgendjemand irgendwo muss wissen, wo sie ist; don’t I know you from somewhere?kenne ich Sie nicht von irgendwoher?
(fig) the temperature was somewhere about 40° Cdie Temperatur betrug ungefähr 40° C or war um die 40° (inf); somewhere about £50 or in the region of £50um (die) £ 50 herum; she is somewhere in her fiftiessie muss in den Fünfzigern sein; somewhere between midnight and one o’clockirgendwann zwischen Mitternacht und ein Uhr; the truth lies somewhere in the middledie Wahrheit liegt irgendwo dazwischen; somewhere between 10,000 and 20,000 peopleirgendwo zwischen 10.000 und 20.000 Leute; now we’re getting somewherejetzt kommen wir voran
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[ˈsʌmˌwɛəʳ] adv
a. (in space) → da qualche parte, in qualche posto
somewhere else → da qualche altra parte
I lost it somewhere → l'ho perso da qualche parte
somewhere in Wales → da qualche parte nel Galles
somewhere or other in Scotland → da qualche parte in Scozia
now we're getting somewhere! → ora stiamo facendo dei passi in avanti
b. (approximately) → circa, all'incirca, più o meno
he paid somewhere around £12 → l'ha pagato circa 12 sterline
he's somewhere in his fifties → è sulla cinquantina
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(sam) pronoun, adjective
1. an indefinite amount or number (of). I can see some people walking across the field; You'll need some money if you're going shopping; Some of the ink was spilt on the desk.
2. (said with emphasis) a certain, or small, amount or number (of). `Has she any experience of the work?' `Yes, she has some.'; Some people like the idea and some don't.
3. (said with emphasis) at least one / a few / a bit (of). Surely there are some people who agree with me?; I don't need much rest from work, but I must have some.
4. certain. He's quite kind in some ways.
1. a large, considerable or impressive (amount or number of). I spent some time trying to convince her; I'll have some problem sorting out these papers!
2. an unidentified or unnamed (thing, person etc). She was hunting for some book that she's lost.
3. (used with numbers) about; at a rough estimate. There were some thirty people at the reception.
(American) somewhat; to a certain extent. I think we've progressed some.
ˈsomebody pronoun
ˈsomeday adverb
(also some day) at an unknown time in the future. We'll manage it someday.
ˈsomehow adverb
in some way not known for certain. I'll get there somehow.
ˈsomeone pronoun
1. an unknown or unnamed person. There's someone at the door – would you answer it?; We all know someone who needs help.
2. a person of importance. He thinks he is someone.
ˈsomething pronoun
1. a thing not known or not stated. Would you like something to eat?; I've got something to tell you.
2. a thing of importance. There's something in what you say.
ˈsometime adverb
at an unknown time in the future or the past. We'll go there sometime next week; They went sometime last month.
ˈsometimes adverb
occasionally. He sometimes goes to America; He goes to America sometimes; Sometimes he seems very forgetful.
ˈsomewhat adverb
rather; a little. He is somewhat sad; The news puzzled me somewhat.
ˈsomewhere adverb
(American ˈsomeplace) (in or to) some place not known or not named. They live somewhere in London; I won't be at home tonight – I'm going somewhere for dinner.
mean something
to have meaning; to be significant. Do all these figures mean something?
or something
used when the speaker is uncertain or being vague. Her name is Mary or Margaret or something.
something like
1. about. We have something like five hundred people working here.
2. rather like. A zebra is something like a horse with stripes.
something tells me
I have reason to believe; I suspect. Something tells me she's lying.
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مَكَانٌ مَا někde et eller andet sted irgendwo κάπου en algún sitio jossakin quelque part negdje da qualche parte どこかに 어딘가에 ergens et eller annet sted gdzieś em algum lugar где-то någonstans ที่ใดที่หนึ่ง bir yerde ở một nơi nào đó 某处
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She tried to get Nicholas back and wished to go herself to join Petya, or to get him an appointment somewhere in Petersburg, but neither of these proved possible.
I should like to do what Wingrave has done--go away somewhere and rest."
And somewhere in the middle of Oz is the Emerald City."
But very early in the morning poor Ogilvy, who had seen the shooting star and who was persuaded that a meteorite lay somewhere on the common between Horsell, Ottershaw, and Woking, rose early with the idea of finding it.
'Is she like me?' Alice asked eagerly, for the thought crossed her mind, 'There's another little girl in the garden, somewhere!'
In truth, a mature man who uses hair-oil, unless medicinally, that man has probably got a quoggy spot in him somewhere. As a general rule, he can't amount to much in his totality.
22 C: Eumelus somewhere introduces Zeus dancing: he says -- `In the midst of them danced the Father of men and gods.'
But I am resolved to have the account of the man from Somewhere, and I beg you to elicit it for me, my love,' to Mrs Veneering, 'as I have lost my own influence.
In accordance with this rule it may safely be assumed that the forefathers of Boston had built the first prison-house somewhere in the Vicinity of Cornhill, almost as seasonably as they marked out the first burial-ground, on Isaac Johnson's lot, and round about his grave, which subsequently became the nucleus of all the congregated sepulchres in the old churchyard of King's Chapel.
Somewhere too SHE, the Golden One, the White Woman, was drowsily tossing the night-clothes from her limbs and rubbing her sleepy eyes.
He seems to be getting ready to drive away somewhere."
About the third or fourth or fifth time that we swung out into the glare -- it was along there somewhere, a couple of hours or so after sun-up -- it wasn't as pleas- ant as it had been.

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