- n., pron., & adv.
—n. & pron.
1 a some unspecified or unknown thing (have something to tell you; something has happened). b (in full something or other) as a substitute for an unknown or forgotten description (a student of something or other).
2 a known or understood but unexpressed quantity, quality, or extent (there is something about it I do not like; is something of a fool).
3 colloq. an important or notable person or thing (the party was quite something).
—adv. archaic in some degree.
Phrases and idioms:
or something or some unspecified alternative possibility (must have run away or something). see something of encounter (a person) briefly or occasionally. something else
1 something different.
2 colloq. something exceptional. something like 1 an amount in the region of (left something like a million pounds).
2 somewhat like (shaped something like a cigar).
3 colloq. impressive; a fine specimen of. something of to some extent; in some sense (is something of an expert).
Etymology: OE sum thing (as SOME, THING)
Useful english dictionary. 2012.
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