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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
            • Madame Defarge herself picked out the pattern on her sleeve with her toothpick, and saw and heard something inaudible and invisible a long way off.
            • When cellular phones first came out they were something of a novelty. These days, nobody bats an eyelash.
            • Every time I ask him to do something for me, it falls on deaf ears.
          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
            • Stop horsing around with the controls, before you break something.
            • Bup bup bup! Don't go just yet. You forgot something.
            • This gives me hope for a technological cure for spendthriftness: a credit card that would remind you of your outstanding balance every time you started to buy 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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