- some|one [ `sʌmwʌn ] pronoun ***used for referring to a person when you do not know or do not say who the person is:I can't find my calculator someone must have taken it.They need someone like you, someone who understands business methods.someone else: His wife told him she was in love with someone else.someone nice/famous/special: I've invited someone special that I want you to meet.or someone (=or someone similar): They'll probably get Arnold Schwarzenegger or someone to play Hercules.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.
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someone — some|one1 W1S1 [ˈsʌmwʌn] pron used to mean a person, when you do not know, or do not say, who the person is = ↑somebody →↑anyone, everyone ↑everyone, no one ↑no one ▪ What would you do if someone tried to rob you in the street? ▪ Will someone… … Dictionary of contemporary English
someone — 1 / sVmwVn/ pronoun used to mean a person, when you do not know, or do not say, who the person is: What would you do if someone tried to rob you in the street? | Will someone please explain what s going on. | someone new/different etc: We ll make … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
someone */*/*/ — UK [ˈsʌmwʌn] / US pronoun used for referring to a person when you do not know or do not say who the person is I can t find my calculator – someone must have taken it. They need someone like you, someone who understands business methods. someone… … English dictionary
someone — [[t]sʌ̱mwʌn[/t]] ♦♦ (The form somebody is also used.) 1) PRON INDEF You use someone or somebody to refer to a person without saying exactly who you mean. Her father was shot by someone trying to rob his small retail store... I need someone to… … English dictionary
someone — These are interchangeable indefinite terms of address, used by a speaker who wishes one of the persons to whom he is speaking to identify himself with it. Examples will make that statement clearer. In Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, by… … A dictionary of epithets and terms of address
someone*/*/*/ — [ˈsʌmwʌn] pronoun used for referring to a person when you do not know or do not say who the person is I can t find my calculator – someone must have taken it.[/ex] I ve invited someone special that I want you to meet.[/ex] His wife told him she… … Dictionary for writing and speaking English