Definitions

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

  • pro. An unspecified or unknown person.
  • n. A person of importance: He really thinks he's someone.

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  • pro. Some person.
  • n. A partially specified but unnamed person.

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

  • n. a human being

Etymologies

some + one (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And for a moment like that, to have the gift of sharing a piece of my soul with someone I may never see again ~someone I will never forget, well, I wouldn't trade a moment like that for anything in the world.

    Jimmy Demers: Another typical Friday

  • The problem with this new Twitter update is if you follow the White House on Twitter and the White House replies to someone directly, e.g. @someone blah blah blah, you won't see it unless you are also following @someone.

    Ari Herzog: Twitter Tells White House: No More Transparency

  • I mean *someone* posted the photos, so they either took it, or got it from someone else right?

    Lamb-entations

  • This is the kind of book that I would hint mightily to someone that I wanted for a birthday/holiday present, perhaps by saying, suggestively, that if I knew how to SEW, *someone* might get a handmade whatsis.

    September 2006

  • Eventually you could get someone to confess to *suicide* using sleep deprivation, and really any technique that you can use to get a false confession out of someone within reason, since obviously you can get a false confession out of *someone* using any technique, you know what I mean I think is, to me, torture.

    On Moral Cowardice « Whatever

  • And someone told someone… and the chain of gossip began.

    goldenboy Diary Entry

  • I want someone in my life and that ­someone is Alex.

    mirror.co.uk - Home

  • I have a feeling that someone has all the email from both accounts, and they are right now in some sort of shady deal to sell the data to $someone (or perhaps to Palin herself).

    MetaFilter Projects

  • I give it ten comments before someone tries it, perhaps literally in the case of ’someone.’

    The issue of violence against women and why it’s so damn hard to talk about

  • To all of you reading this, be a proud "American," not a label someone else gave you.

    What Ever Happened To Being Americans?

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  • Just who does he think he is?

    November 3, 2011

  • "1. A person of importance: He really thinks he's someone."
    --American Heritage Dictionary

    November 3, 2011

  • Too right. Someone knocked over my rubbish bin last night.

    June 14, 2008

  • An awfully busy human being, apparently. Up to a lot of no good.

    June 14, 2008