Definition of sometime in English:

sometime

adverb

  • 1At some unspecified or unknown time:

    ‘you must come and have supper sometime’
    ‘sometime after six everybody left’
    • ‘However, by the time the bank sells shares to international investors sometime next year, the price tag could rise much higher.’
    • ‘More specifically, she would want to get into writing non-fiction sometime later and even make a movie or at least script one.’
    • ‘This morning it announced plans to return £65m to investors sometime in the first six months of 2003.’
    • ‘However, sometime during the next few decades, though one does not know when, there was a sea change in peasants' attitude.’
    • ‘I read a depressing account of it in The Guardian sometime back.’
    • ‘McConnell's hope is that sometime in the future, games between Celtic and Rangers will be remembered for the football and not for the hate.’
    • ‘Let's hope they manage to get to the US at some stage, but more importantly get to the UK sometime soon…’
    • ‘It's rumoured the term originated in Vancouver sometime last decade, but it wasn't exactly meant to be endearing.’
    • ‘I have no doubt that John will settle into his new position with ease and prepare for when he surely will get the job on a permanent basis sometime in the new year.’
    • ‘I will improve it sometime in the future… when I get a little more time.’
    • ‘Afterwards they went upstairs to use Holly's computer and the two girls left Red House Gardens sometime after 5.35 pm.’
    • ‘I think there may be a cinema trip to Manchester sometime in my future…’
    • ‘It is expected to reach hurricane strength in the next 24 hours, and then smack into Nicaragua sometime on Sunday.’
    • ‘You'll have to wait until sometime in 2004 to see it, I'm afraid.’
    • ‘After sometime I felt homesick and took a ten-day break from there.’
    • ‘James, who is based in NYC, built a house in Galway sometime ago and spends as much time possible there, where he has a number of horses.’
    • ‘I first came to Dublin via Belfast sometime in the early 1970s.’
    • ‘I guess this gives me an actual reason to go to Wigan sometime soon…’
    • ‘Send your estimates here, and I'll post them sometime in the next few days.’
    • ‘A Bill is expected to be brought to the House sometime next year.’
    some day, one day, one of these days, at some point in the future, at some time in the future, at a future date, at a future time, one of these fine days, sooner or later, by and by, in due course, in the fullness of time, in the long run
    at some time, at some point
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    1. 1.1archaic At one time; formerly:
      ‘the Emperor Constantine used this speech sometime unto his bishops’
      • ‘We may say unto you, as Tertullian said sometime unto the heathens.’
      formerly, previously, once, in the past, at one point, at some point, once upon a time, time was when, in days gone by, in times gone by, in times past, in the old days, in the good old days, back in the day, long ago
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adjective

  • 1Former:

    ‘the sometime editor of the paper’
    • ‘Just nipped out for a sandwich and saw former rapper and sometime footballer, John Barnes, walking down Pall Mall.’
    • ‘The occasion was the second reunion of sometime pupils from East Cape schools living in Western Australia.’
    • ‘Roper has been a frequent contributor to, and sometime editor of, Past and Present and History Workshop Journal.’
    former, past, previous, prior, foregoing, late, erstwhile, one-time, as was, ex-
    quondam
    whilom
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  • 2North American Occasional:

    ‘a sometime contributor’
    • ‘Thanks to Senor G., a sometime contributor to it, here's the Shark Tank.’
    • ‘From that involvement he segued to the film industry and worked as a writer, assistant director, editor and sometime actor.’
    • ‘The former footballer, former manager, sometime TV pundit, and wannabe crooner also ran a greengrocer in Dagenham.’
    • ‘I am a long term subscriber and sometime contributor to the x-ray files and the letters, as well as a fellow Mainer.’
    • ‘The sometime City skipper has been dropped to the bench following the midweek arrival of winger Kieron Durkan from Macclesfield on a month's loan.’
    infrequent, intermittent, irregular, periodic, sporadic, odd, random, casual, desultory, incidental, uncommon, episodic, few and far between, fitful, spasmodic, isolated, rare
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Pronunciation:

sometime

/ˈsʌmtʌɪm/