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something

EN[ˈsʌmθɪŋ] [ˈsɐmθɪŋ] [ˈsʌʔm̩] [sʌ̃ː] [ˈsamθɪŋ]
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WSomething
  • Something is an indefinite pronoun. It may refer to:

    Definition of something in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsomethingsSUF-ing
    1. An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
      1. From the ground, Colombo’s port does not look like much. [ …]   But viewed from high up in one of the growing number of skyscrapers in Sri Lanka’s capital, it is clear that something extraordinary is happening: China is creating a shipping hub just 200 miles from India’s southern tip.
    2. 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).
    3. Pronoun
      1. An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
        1. I must have forgotten to pack something, but I can't think what. ‎
        2. I have something for you in my bag. ‎
        3. I have a feeling something good is going to happen today. ‎
      2. COL (of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.
        1. The performance was something of a disappointment. ‎
        2. That child is something of a genius. ‎
      3. COL (of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
        1. She has a certain something. ‎
      4. COL (often with really) Somebody or something who is superlative in some way.
        1. He's really something! I've never heard such a great voice. ‎
        2. She's really something. I can't believe she would do such a mean thing. ‎
    4. VerbSGsomethingsPRsomethingingPT, PPsomethinged
      1. Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
      2. Adjective
        1. Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
        2. Adverb
          1. (degree) Somewhat; to a degree.
            1. The baby looks something like his father. ‎
          2. (degree) COL To a high degree.
            1. You can't thrash when you have rheumatic fever – though you want to something awful, Mrs. White says.
        3. More Examples
          1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
            • That guy sure can hold a grudge when something goes wrong.
            • What is the stickest tape to hold something up with?
            • When laptop computers first came out they were something of a novelty. These days, nobody bats an eyelid.
          2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
            • Something about the way he said that made me just bust a gut: I practically died laughing!
          3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
            • Bup bup bup! Don't go just yet. You forgot something.
            • Her name is on the tip of my tongue; it could be Kathy or Karen or something.
            • I have a copy of the UPI stylebook which I check when I need to know how to write something.
        • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
          1. Adjectives
            • Uncomparable adjectives
            • Adverbs
              • Degree adverbs
                • Uncomparable adverbs
                • Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Pronouns
                    • Third person pronouns
                      • Indefinite pronouns
                      • Verbs
                      Related Links:
                      1. en somethings
                      2. en somethingth
                      3. en something's
                      4. en somethinged
                      5. en somethinging
                      Source: Wiktionary
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                      Meaning of something for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "something" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a pronoun, more specifically, a third person pronoun and an indefinite pronoun. It's also a verb.
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