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something meaning

EN[ˈsʌmθɪŋ]
US
WSomething
  • Something is an indefinite pronoun. It may refer to:
  • NounPLsomethingsSUF-ing
    1. An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
      1. From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. [ …]   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
    2. An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
    3. Pronoun
      1. An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
        1. I must have forgotten to pack something, but I can't think what. ‎
        2. I have something for you in my bag. ‎
        3. I have a feeling something good is going to happen today. ‎
      2. COL (of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.
        1. The performance was something of a disappointment. ‎
        2. That child is something of a genius. ‎
      3. COL (of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
        1. She has a certain something. ‎
      4. COL (often with really) Somebody or something who is superlative in some way.
        1. He's really something! I've never heard such a great voice. ‎
        2. She's really something. I can't believe she would do such a mean thing. ‎
    4. VerbSGsomethingsPRsomethingingPT, PPsomethinged
      1. Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
      2. Adjective
        1. Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
        2. Adverb
          1. (degree) Somewhat; to a degree.
            1. The baby looks something like his father. ‎
          2. (degree) COL To a high degree.
            1. You can't thrash when you have rheumatic fever – though you want to something awful, Mrs. White says.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • I had to ring you back because I forgot to ask you something important.
            • Grr, why do I always open my big mouth after doing something wrong.
            • I know in the past I've been a giant twat, but all the hard work I've done since then is to redeem myself. I just want to do something useful, and I'm sorry if I cock it up sometimes.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Something about the way he said that made me just bust a gut: I practically died laughing!
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Bup bup bup! Don't go just yet. You forgot something.
            • I have a copy of the UPI stylebook which I check when I need to know how to write something.
            • Her name is on the tip of my tongue; it could be Kathy or Karen or something.

        Meaning of something for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this word "something" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a pronoun, more specifically, a third person pronoun and an indefinite pronoun. It's also a verb.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Adverbs
              • Degree adverbs
                • Uncomparable adverbs
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Pronouns
                    • Third person pronouns
                      • Indefinite pronouns
                      • Verbs
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