Definition of somewhere in English:



  • 1In or to some place.

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


  • Some unspecified place.

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


  • get somewhere

    • informal Make progress; achieve success.

      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Last Monday, we were getting somewhere with it.’
      • ‘I know I am getting somewhere because I am starting to get messages delivered second- and third-hand that I had better watch myself.’
      • ‘Still, I reckon the Third Way debate is getting somewhere.’
      • ‘And you thought we were getting somewhere, right?’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I felt I was actually getting somewhere with it.’
      • ‘I've a bit of trepidation but I'm relieved we are finally getting somewhere.’
      • ‘If we couple that with the creationism move and actively work to dismantle public schools, we might just be getting somewhere.’
      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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