[suhm-hwair, -wair]
in or at some place not specified, determined, or known: They live somewhere in Michigan.
to some place not specified or known: They went out somewhere.
at or to some point in amount, degree, etc. (usually followed by about, near, etc.): He is somewhere about 60 years old.
at some point of time (usually followed by about, between, in, etc.): somewhere about 1930; somewhere between 1930 and 1940; somewhere in the 1930s.
an unspecified or uncertain place.

1150–1200; Middle English; see some, where

See anyplace. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To somewhere
World English Dictionary
somewhere (ˈsʌmˌwɛə)
1.  in, to, or at some unknown or unspecified place or point: somewhere in England; somewhere between 3 and 4 o'clock
2.  informal get somewhere to make progress

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Idioms & Phrases


In addition to the idiom beginning with somewhere, also see get somewhere; (somewhere) or other.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
It was a big, dry place you had to drive across to get somewhere.
The past is somewhere you get lost in, literally and figuratively: your memory
  is partial, and the place itself has changed.
It would have to be place somewhere near the equator to even be close to
They have been swimming in midnights of coal mines somewhere.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature