An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
‘I must have forgotten to pack something, but I can't think what.’; ‘I have something for you in my bag.’; ‘I have a feeling something good is going to happen today.’;
plural of something
A quality to a moderate degree.
‘The performance was something of a disappointment.’; ‘That child is something of a genius.’;
A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
‘She has a certain something.’;
Somebody or something who is superlative in some way.
‘He's really something! I've never heard such a great voice.’; ‘She's quite something. I can't believe she would do such a mean thing.’;
Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
(degree) Somewhat; to a degree.
‘The baby looks something like his father.’;
To a high degree.
Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
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).
Anything unknown, undetermined, or not specifically designated; a certain indefinite thing; an indeterminate or unknown event; an unspecified task, work, or thing.
‘There is something in the wind.’; ‘The whole world has something to do, something to talk of, something to wish for, and something to be employed about.’; ‘Something attemped, something done,Has earned a night's repose.’;
A part; a portion, more or less; an indefinite quantity or degree; a little.
‘Something yet of doubt remains.’; ‘Something of it arises from our infant state.’;
A person or thing importance.
‘If a man thinketh himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.’;
In some degree; somewhat; to some extent; at some distance.
‘I something fear my father's wrath.’; ‘We have something fairer play than a reasoner could have expected formerly.’; ‘My sense of touch is something coarse.’; ‘It must be done to-night,And something from the palace.’;
a thing of some kind;
‘is there something you want?’;