Definition of someone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəmˌwən/


1An unknown or unspecified person; some person: there’s someone at the door someone from the audience shouted out
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  • I think the first time I heard of it was when someone knocked on the door of my room at tea time.
  • Some watches and cigars were also missing after someone forced a back door to get in.
  • We were all cold and my hands were feeling as if someone had slammed a door on them.
2A person of importance or authority: a small-time lawyer keen to be someone
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  • This man is a nobody and you shouldn't try to pretend he's a someone.

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Syllabification: some·one

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