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I think the water dictates how food will taste in a country. In England the apples taste unlike apples grown in any other place. England is an island, there's a lot of salt in the air and in the water. I think that has something to do with it.
Gael Garcia Bernal

Meaning of "something" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SOMETHING

something  [ˈsʌmθɪŋ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SOMETHING

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Something can act as an adverb and a pronoun.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The pronoun is a word that replaces other terms that designate people or things at any given moment.

WHAT DOES SOMETHING MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Something

B-side, in custom Apple Records sleeve "Something" is a song by the Beatles, featured on their 1969 album Abbey Road. It was released that same year as a double A-sided single with another track from the album, "Come Together". "Something" was the first Beatles song written by lead guitarist George Harrison to appear as an A-side, and the only song written by him to top the US charts while he was in the band. The single was also one of the first Beatles singles to contain tracks already available on an LP album. John Lennon and Paul McCartney, the band's principal songwriters, both praised "Something" as one of the best songs Harrison had written, or that the group had to offer. As well as critical acclaim, the single achieved commercial success, topping the Billboard charts in the United States and making the top five in the United Kingdom. The song has been covered by over 150 artists, making it the second-most covered Beatles song after "Yesterday".

Definition of something in the English dictionary

The first definition of something in the dictionary is an unspecified or unknown thing; some thing. Other definition of something is an unspecified or unknown amount; bit. Something is also an impressive or important person, thing, or event.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SOMETHING


Althing
ˈælθɪŋ
anything
ˈɛnɪˌθɪŋ
birthing
ˈbɜːθɪŋ
everything
ˈɛvrɪθɪŋ
faithing
ˈfeɪθɪŋ
gunsmithing
ˈɡʌnˌsmɪθɪŋ
hypnobirthing
ˈhɪpnəʊˌbɜːθɪŋ
locksmithing
ˈlɒksmɪθɪŋ
northing
ˈnɔːθɪŋ
nothing
ˈnʌθɪŋ
plaything
ˈpleɪˌθɪŋ
rebirthing
riːˈbɜːθɪŋ
silversmithing
ˈsɪlvəˌsmɪθɪŋ
sleuthing
ˈsluːθɪŋ
thing
θɪŋ
thirtysomething
ˈθɜːtɪˌsʌmθɪŋ
toothing
ˈtuːθɪŋ
wickthing
ˈwɪkˌθɪŋ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SOMETHING

someone
someone´s name is mud
someplace
somersault
Somerset
Somerset House
Somerville
somesthesia
somesthesis
somesthetic
something else
something or other
something to go on
something´s up
sometime
sometimes
someway
somewhat
somewhen
somewhence

WORDS THAT END LIKE SOMETHING

bathing
be on to a good thing
breathing
clothing
first thing
fishing
get down on something
know-nothing
last thing
like anything
loathing
scathing
soothing
sunbathing
sure thing
teething
the first thing
the other thing
the real thing
the thing
Worthing

Synonyms and antonyms of something in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «something» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SOMETHING

Find out the translation of something to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of something from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «something» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

某事
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

algo
570 millions of speakers

English

something
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

कुछ
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

شَيْءٌ مَا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

кое-что
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

algo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কিছু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

quelque chose
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sesuatu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

etwas
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

何か
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무언가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Soko
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một cái gì đó
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஏதாவது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

काहीतरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bir şey
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

qualcosa
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

coś
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

щось
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ceva
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κάτι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

iets
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

någonting
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

noe
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of something

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SOMETHING»

The term «something» is very widely used and occupies the 728 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Principal search tendencies and common uses of something
List of principal searches undertaken by users to access our English online dictionary and most widely used expressions with the word «something».

FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SOMETHING» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «something» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «something» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about something

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10 QUOTES WITH «SOMETHING»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word something.
1
Riz Ahmed
I think that in an Internet age, content is content. As long as you can stand up on the merits of what you're doing right at that moment and aren't just relying on your success in doing something else, it's all good; people will respect you.
2
Kevin J. Anderson
I always had this non-stop drive. I had to keep sending stories out and every once in awhile I'd get something accepted or get the little trickle of positive feedback.
3
Gael Garcia Bernal
I think the water dictates how food will taste in a country. In England the apples taste unlike apples grown in any other place. England is an island, there's a lot of salt in the air and in the water. I think that has something to do with it.
4
Lee Brice
Every day you can write a song but some days there is just some magic in the air and something special about the catch; other days you write all day on a song line or idea.
5
Nick Carter
I don't believe in being mean to anyone. I'm a really peaceful person. That's something I get from my family.
6
A. J. Cook
For me, if something fits properly, it makes me feel good.
7
Francisco Costa
I hate to sound esoteric, but there is something about a house that leads you to that one chair, that one corner, where you just sit and feel comfortable.
8
Mario Cuomo
Every time I've done something that doesn't feel right, it's ended up not being right.
9
Felicia Day
I feel like maybe I'm part of that generation that became more of a gamer than a video consumer. It's always been something I've done with my spare time. If I had three hours on a Friday night, I'm not out partying. I'm probably playing video games.
10
Tom DeLonge
Humor has become so cliche and boring that nothing's funny anymore unless it involves something totally disgusting that offends somebody or makes them feel really uncomfortable.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SOMETHING»

Discover the use of something in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to something and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
20 Something, 20 Everything: A Quarter-life Woman's Guide to ...
When author Christine Hassler experienced what she calls the "twenties triangle", she found that she was not alone.
Christine Hassler, 2010
2
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than ...
Provocative, challenging, and delightfully readable, this is a game-changing look at the most basic underpinning of existence and a powerful antidote to outmoded philosophical, religious, and scientific thinking.
Lawrence M. Krauss, 2012
3
Something Upstairs
After moving to Providence, Rhode Island, Kenny discovers that his new house is haunted by the spirit of a black slave boy who asks Kenny to return with him to the early nineteenth century and prevent his murder by slave traders.
Avi, 1988
4
It's Always Something: Twentieth Anniversary Edition
Brave, funny, and painfully honest, the twentieth-anniversary edition of It's Always Something is the story of Gilda's journey while living with cancer and her determination to continue laughing.
Gilda Radner, 2009
5
Start Something That Matters
In this book, he shares the six counterintuitive principles that have guided the growth of TOMS for the past three years: Make business personal Be resourceful without resources Reverse retirement Keep it simple Stay humble Give more, ...
Blake Mycoskie, 2012
6
Something Borrowed
Something Borrowed tells the story of Rachel, a young attorney living and working in Manhattan.
Emily Giffin, 2010
7
20 Something Manifesto: Quarter-Lifers Speak Out about Who ...
Like thousands of other twenty somethings, you may have experienced what life coach and quarter-life expert Christine Hassler calls an “Expectation Hangover?.” This manifesto explores the all-important questions and life choices of ...
Christine Hassler, 2010
8
Just Do Something: A Liberating Approach to Finding God's Will
It's time to try something new: Give up. Pastor and bestselling author Kevin DeYoung counsels Christians to settle down, make choices, and do the hard work of seeing those choices through.
Kevin L. DeYoung, 2014
9
Something to Answer For
P.H. Newby's seventeenth novel Something To Answer For was assured of a place in literary history when it won the inaugural Booker Prize in 1969.
P. H. Newby, 2012
10
Something Torn and New: An African Renaissance
"One of Africa's greatest writers” (San Francisco Chronicle) makes an impassioned plea for the resurrection of African language—and African culture itself
Ngũgĩ wa Thiongʼo, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SOMETHING»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term something is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Review: Kristen Green's 'Something Must Be Done About Prince …
When a half-empty bus with white children sped by her an hour later leaving her standing there, Ms. Johns, 16, decided something had to be done about the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
2
Sandra and Kindra: Suicides or Something Sinister?
According to NBC News, Mathis also said: “If there was something nefarious, or if there was some foul play involved, we'll get to the bottom of that.” The F.B.I. has ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
3
The Curse of the 'Do Something' Syndrome
I was flipping back through one of my favorite books, Seeking Wisdom, when I came across this quote in the section where Bevelin talks about 'Do Something ... «TIME, Jul 15»
4
Review: Jason Isbell's 'Something More Than Free'
Something More Than Free”. (Southeastern/Thirty Tigers). Jason Isbell begins the title track of his new album, “Something More Than Free,” picturing the end of ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
5
First Listen: Jason Isbell, 'Something More Than Free'
Jason Isbell's relationship with the South — like that of his former band, Drive-By Truckers — is complicated. An Alabama native, Isbell has continued to ... «NPR, Jul 15»
6
'Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,' by Kristen …
On Sept. 10, 1959, black students in Prince Edward County, Va., watched as school buses full of white children rolled through the streets, delivering their ... «New York Times, Jun 15»
7
In Wrigley Field's baseball paradise, something is amiss
But something is amiss in this baseball paradise: At night, Wrigley Field's new video boards overshadow the old scoreboard, disrupting the carefully calibrated ... «Chicago Tribune, Jun 15»
8
How Broadway Musical "Something Rotten!" Owned Its Loss At The …
At the Tonys on June 7th, McCollum's optimism centered around his latest production, Something Rotten!, an original musical about the fictional Bottom brothers, ... «Fast Company, Jun 15»
9
Something is rotting under Silicon Valley
For all the happy talk and rising valuations, Silicon Valley VCs are in the midst of a pretty troubling trend. I spent a good chunk of last week in Silicon Valley, ... «Fortune, Jun 15»
10
Make Something Up review – Chuck Palahniuk at the height of his …
Even the worst stories in Make Something Up have their share of this power – and some are so bad that reading them aloud could make flies fall dead from the ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»

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