Definition of someone in English:

someone

Line breaks: some|one
Pronunciation: /ˈsʌmwʌn
 
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pronoun

  • 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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