something


something
1. pronoun /ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/lang=en
a) An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.

I must have forgotten to pack something, but I cant think what.

b) (of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.

I have something for you in my bag.

Syn: sth
See Also: -something, -somethingth, thing, nothing, anything, everything, somebody, someone, somewhere
2. adjective /ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/lang=en
Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
3. adverb /ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/lang=en
a) somewhat; to a degree

the baby looks something like his father.

b) To a high degree.
4. verb /ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/lang=en
Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.

He didn’t apply for it for a long time, and then there was a hitch about it, and it was somethinged—vetoed, I believe she said.

5. noun /ˈsʌm.θɪŋ/lang=en
a) An object whose nature is yet to be defined.

What was the something the pilot saw, the something worth killing for?

b) 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).

Moreover, in all of our experience with these sense impressions, we never lose sight of the fact that they are but incidental facts of our mental existence, and that there is a Something Within which is really the Subject of these sense reports—a Something to which these reports are presented, and which receives them.


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