Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. At, in, or to a place not specified or known: found it somewhere in the woods.
  • adv. To a place or state of further development or progress: finally getting somewhere.
  • adv. Approximately; roughly: somewhere about halfway through.
  • n. An unknown or unspecified place: "A big dog, a hound with a strain of mastiff from somewhere” ( William Faulkner).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an uncertain or unspecified location.
  • adv. To an uncertain or unspecified location.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In some place unknown or not specified; in one place or another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In some place or other; in a place or spot not known or not specified: as, he lives somewhere in this neighborhood; the line must be drawn somewhere.
  • To some unknown or unspecified place; somewhither.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in or at or to some place
  • n. an indefinite or unknown location

Etymologies

some +‎ where (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But somewhere was Venice, _somewhere_ his nest -- with Pepita and the fledglings.

    Chico: the Story of a Homing Pigeon

  • Tavel figures the album cost the label somewhere around $4 million.

    News

  • It's also quite possibly the single best book of the year with my name somewhere on the front cover.

    David Wild: Give Thanks, Then Give Presents: My Holiday Gift Guide to You

  • Barb has never met anyone named Daphne, but she knows she's heard the name somewhere before.

    White Bread

  • She nodded and looked toward the windows, her expression somewhere between relief and grief and hope and tears.

    Risk No Secrets

  • Nelson looked at Dale, with an expression somewhere between perplexity and pleading.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • Grete looked at Isabelle, her expression somewhere between a grimace and a grin.

    Falling In

  • The pilot made an expression somewhere between a grin and a sneer.

    In the Shadow of Freedom

  • I wrote my name somewhere in the middle, around number eight, right after Daddy Turtledove.

    I'm Perfect, You're Doomed

  • He stared for a time at a picture on the wall opposite him, a large drawing of a female nude in charcoal, gold, and umber, with a troubling disproportion in the figure, and in the face an expression somewhere between ecstasy and terror.

    Sudden Rain

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