- some|one1 W1S1 [ˈsʌmwʌn] pronused to mean a person, when you do not know, or do not say, who the person is= ↑somebody▪ What would you do if someone tried to rob you in the street?▪ Will someone please explain what's going on?someone new/different etc▪ 'When are you planning to hire someone?' 'As soon as we find someone suitable.'▪ Can you ask someone else (=a different person) to help you? I'm really busy.▪ Have Brooks or someone fax this to New York right away.someone 2someone2 nbe someoneto be or feel important▪ Gerber was determined to be someone.
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someone — 1 / sVmwVn/ pronoun used to mean a person, when you do not know, or do not say, who the person is: What would you do if someone tried to rob you in the street? | Will someone please explain what s going on. | someone new/different etc: We ll make … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
someone */*/*/ — UK [ˈsʌmwʌn] / US pronoun used for referring to a person when you do not know or do not say who the person is I can t find my calculator – someone must have taken it. They need someone like you, someone who understands business methods. someone… … English dictionary
someone — [[t]sʌ̱mwʌn[/t]] ♦♦ (The form somebody is also used.) 1) PRON INDEF You use someone or somebody to refer to a person without saying exactly who you mean. Her father was shot by someone trying to rob his small retail store... I need someone to… … English dictionary
someone — These are interchangeable indefinite terms of address, used by a speaker who wishes one of the persons to whom he is speaking to identify himself with it. Examples will make that statement clearer. In Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, by… … A dictionary of epithets and terms of address
someone*/*/*/ — [ˈsʌmwʌn] pronoun used for referring to a person when you do not know or do not say who the person is I can t find my calculator – someone must have taken it.[/ex] I ve invited someone special that I want you to meet.[/ex] His wife told him she… … Dictionary for writing and speaking English