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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
            • But Sunderland fans fearing the worst finally had something to cheer when in the fourth of five minutes of stoppage time Gyan stood at the right place at the right time.
            • Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic who still resists the idea that something drastic needs to happen for him to turn his life around.
            • Are you going to do something about it, or are you just going to piss and moan?
          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
            • This gives me hope for a technological cure for spendthriftness: a credit card that would remind you of your outstanding balance every time you started to buy something.
            • 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.
        • 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 somethinged
                      3. en somethingth
                      4. en something's
                      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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