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

  • adv. At an indefinite or unstated time: I'll meet you sometime this afternoon.
  • adv. At an indefinite time in the future: Let's get together sometime.
  • adv. Obsolete Sometimes.
  • adv. Archaic Formerly.
  • adj. Having been at some prior time; former: a sometime secretary.
  • adj. Usage Problem Occasional.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. At an unstated or indefinite time in the future
  • adv. sometimes
  • adj. Former, erstwhile; at some previous time.
  • adj. Occasional.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having been formerly; former; late; whilom.
  • adv. At a past time indefinitely referred to; once; formerly.
  • adv. At a time undefined; once in a while; now and then; sometimes.
  • adv. At one time or other hereafter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as sometimes.
  • At a certain time; on a certain occasion; once upon a time; once.
  • At one time; for a certain time in the past; formerly; once.
  • At an indefinite future time; by and by: as, sometime I will explain.
  • Former; whilom; late.

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

  • adv. at some indefinite or unstated time
  • adj. belonging to some prior time


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