- Something means a little.
An example of something used as an adverb is "That project looks something like a child's craft."
- Something is defined as a thing that is not entirely known, or an incredible person, place or thing.
- An example of something is what caused a car to stop running: something caused the car to stop running.
- An example of something is the world's largest pig; that pig was something.
- a thing that is not definitely known, understood, or identified; some undetermined thing: something went wrong
- some thing or things, definite but unspecified: have something to eat
- a bit; a little: something over an hour
- a little; somewhat: she looks something like me
- Informal really; quite: sounds something awful
- of, relating to, being, or for a person of an age one to nine years more than (a specified multiple of ten): fortysomething, or in one's forties
- of a quantity one to nine more than (a specified multiple of ten): 60-something people at the party
- An undetermined or unspecified thing: Is something wrong? Did you buy her something for her birthday?
- An unspecified or undetermined amount or extent: We know something about the early settlers in this area.
- One having some or many of the same attributes, character, or essence as another: Trying to fix the computer myself was something of a mistake.
- A remarkable or important thing or person: He thinks he is something in that uniform.
- One who falls into a specified age range. Often used in combination: fortysomethings who attended their class reunion.
- A little; somewhat: She looks something like her mother.
- Informal To an extreme degree: He drinks something fierce.
- An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
- I must have forgotten to pack something, but I can't think what.
- I have something for you in my bag.
- I have a feeling something good is going to happen today.
- (colloquial, of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.
- The performance was something of a disappointment.
- That child is something of a genius.
- (colloquial, of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
- She has a certain something.
- (colloquial, often with really) Somebody or something who is superlative in some way.
- He's really something! I've never heard such a great voice.
- She's really something. I can't believe she would do such a mean thing.
- Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
(third-person singular simple present somethings, present participle somethinging, simple past and past participle somethinged)
- Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
- An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
- An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
- Indicating approximation, as in a range of numbers.
- He lives at 2-something fifty-something street and he looks like he's thirty-something.