Definition of sometime in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsʌmtʌɪm/


1At some unspecified or unknown time: you must come and have supper sometime sometime after six everybody left
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  • This morning it announced plans to return £65m to investors sometime in the first six months of 2003.
  • I guess this gives me an actual reason to go to Wigan sometime soon…
  • James, who is based in NYC, built a house in Galway sometime ago and spends as much time possible there, where he has a number of horses.
some day, one day, one of these days, at some time/point in the future, at a future time/date, one of these fine days, sooner or later, by and by, in due course, in the fullness of time, in the long run
at some time, at some point;
1.1 archaic At one time; formerly: the Emperor Constantine used this speech sometime unto his bishops
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  • We may say unto you, as Tertullian said sometime unto the heathens.


1Former: the sometime editor of the paper
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  • Just nipped out for a sandwich and saw former rapper and sometime footballer, John Barnes, walking down Pall Mall.
  • Roper has been a frequent contributor to, and sometime editor of, Past and Present and History Workshop Journal.
  • The occasion was the second reunion of sometime pupils from East Cape schools living in Western Australia.
former, past, previous, prior, foregoing, late, erstwhile, one-time, as was, ex-
formal quondam
archaic whilom
2North American Occasional: a sometime contributor
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  • I am a long term subscriber and sometime contributor to the x-ray files and the letters, as well as a fellow Mainer.
  • Thanks to Senor G., a sometime contributor to it, here's the Shark Tank.
  • From that involvement he segued to the film industry and worked as a writer, assistant director, editor and sometime actor.

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