Definition of somewhere in English:



  • 1In or to some place.

    ‘I've seen you somewhere before’
    ‘can we go somewhere warm?’
    • ‘I could write about my experiences in India again, but they're somewhere in the archives.’
    • ‘Leave somewhere warm for several days to allow the mushrooms to deliquesce.’
    • ‘Certainly there are still plenty of workmen busy doing something somewhere.’
    • ‘On a bookshelf somewhere I have the text of the play, with all the lyrics, which I should dig out for her.’
    • ‘Searching through my photo archives, I was sure I had a blurred shot of it somewhere, alas no.’
    • ‘Or maybe it is all this rotten weather and the need for a good holiday somewhere sunny and warm.’
    • ‘People do acknowledge that young people need an outlet but we have to draw a line somewhere.’
    • ‘It was most likely left in a box somewhere during one of the many house moves since the late '80s.’
    • ‘On the bus yesterday, from a seat somewhere behind me, though I was unable to see the conversants.’
    • ‘It might only make a difference to me but if there's ever going to be a change in the Big Ole World then it has to start somewhere.’
    • ‘Thanks to the deserted roads I was there in half an hour, despite a wrong turning somewhere along the way.’
    • ‘He was still very subdued and distracted so I suggested we go somewhere nice to eat.’
    • ‘Someone, somewhere, is not thinking about holidays anything like as much as I am at the moment.’
    • ‘Even though the story came in these little bites, there was always a sense that the story was going somewhere.’
    • ‘Cover with foil and leave to rest somewhere warm for eight to ten minutes before slicing.’
    • ‘Write a script to extract the data, compress it, and email a copy somewhere.’
    • ‘Strangely, that spoon is going to disappear somewhere in the next few days.’
    • ‘Move somewhere warm with a lower cost of living and take a new job and a new outlook on life.’
    • ‘All it takes is some more time to find another Internet service provider somewhere.’
    • ‘A jukebox somewhere through the throng of people was playing an old Johnny Cash compilation.’
    1. 1.1 Used to indicate an approximate amount.
      ‘it cost somewhere around two thousand dollars’
      • ‘Estimates put the numbers of errors out of touch at somewhere between seven and nine.’
      • ‘I will post as quickly as I can though, likely somewhere around once every two weeks.’
      • ‘In these dreams I can go up to somewhere around the equivalent of 100 stories or so.’
      • ‘She has two children with her, probably somewhere between the ages of six and eight.’
      • ‘Suffice to say it was somewhere short of fresh run, but no one had the heart to tell the beaming youth it should go back.’
      • ‘Its somewhere around third or fourth gear that your vision starts to blur.’
      • ‘On a normal day somewhere between thirty and a hundred messages come in on the FAQ line.’
      • ‘I reckon I'm somewhere between a third and a half done now, as far as the actual writing goes.’
      • ‘He didn't know what her real name was, but he knew she had to be somewhere around fifteen or sixteen.’
      • ‘Women had a childhood which ended with marriage at somewhere between the ages of fifteen to eighteen.’
      • ‘At the moment my chance of going on the space shuttle is somewhere between zero and zero.’
      • ‘It means we will have had three years of rock bottom increases somewhere around the rate of inflation.’
      • ‘The teachers collected up their petty cash and came up with a sum somewhere between five and ten pounds.’
      • ‘The larger fish were steelhead and salmon of somewhere between five and ten pounds at a guess.’
      • ‘He has caused the death of somewhere between one and one half million and two million people.’
      • ‘In almost every poll he has a lead of somewhere around four points or so.’
      • ‘This is an enormous book of somewhere between two hundred and two hundred and fifty thousand words.’
      • ‘Now, somewhere between fifteen and twenty years ago, I was a singular fan of the Bangles.’


  • Some unspecified place.

    ‘in search of somewhere to live’
    • ‘She's from Kansas or somewhere similar in America, and she's really down to earth.’
    • ‘She learned to drive, she found us somewhere to live, and created a warm and stable home for my sister and I.’
    • ‘We like the pub, it is somewhere people of our age can go without fear of trouble and John will keep it like that.’
    • ‘We're giving him a good head start so he can find somewhere else to hide.’
    • ‘Surely, Jennifer, the point of a sequel is to revisit somewhere people wanted to go in the first place?’
    • ‘From somewhere Angus could hear a voice, a far-away voice against an electronic hum.’
    • ‘One was, once again, the callow young subaltern, looking for somewhere to shave.’
    • ‘Use prevents abuse and once it is finished it will be somewhere people will want to go.’
    • ‘It may be home, but like the 90 million Scots of the diaspora, to me home is somewhere you leave.’
    • ‘If the funding for universities is to be kept the same, the money has to come from somewhere.’
    • ‘We spent hours walking miles last night trying to find somewhere to stay.’
    • ‘We need somewhere big to store all this gas, so big that there's only really one option.’
    • ‘Could you enlighten me with your experience or forward me to somewhere where I could learn more about it?’
    • ‘The country no longer feels like somewhere foreign, just somewhere different.’
    • ‘God forbid a Scot ever leaves the sacred shores and goes to somewhere warmer.’
    • ‘Maybe if you're lucky, you can still get a costume and somewhere to stay, if you book now!’
    • ‘India to me was always very romantic and as I grew up it was somewhere I always wanted to go.’
    • ‘It's not somewhere Dell would want to go, and consequently it's not a plan Dell would want to see work.’
    • ‘Once the game leaves this world, it is heading for somewhere dark and depressing.’
    • ‘Harry looked at me in despair, sighed, and wandered off to find somewhere quiet in the study to doze in safety.’


  • get somewhere

    • informal Make progress; achieve success.

      • ‘And you thought we were getting somewhere, right?’
      • ‘We are surely getting somewhere, for that matter, if more than two thirds of us believe that Glasgow's biggest clubs have made far too little effort in dealing with bigotry.’
      • ‘It costs a lot to become a hairdresser and it can take quite a long time on low wages before you can feel you are getting somewhere.’
      • ‘Julie, I just thought that I was getting somewhere.’
      • ‘Still, I reckon the Third Way debate is getting somewhere.’
      • ‘If we couple that with the creationism move and actively work to dismantle public schools, we might just be getting somewhere.’
      • ‘Last Monday, we were getting somewhere with it.’
      • ‘I felt I was actually getting somewhere with it.’
      • ‘I've a bit of trepidation but I'm relieved we are finally getting somewhere.’
      • ‘I know I am getting somewhere because I am starting to get messages delivered second- and third-hand that I had better watch myself.’
      succeed, achieve success, be successful, be a success, do well, get ahead, reach the top, become famous, achieve recognition, distinguish oneself, set the world on fire
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