Last modified on 27 November 2014, at 15:46

someone

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

some + one

PronounEdit

someone

  1. Some person.
    Is someone there?

Usage notesEdit

  • Logically related to anyone, everyone, and no one. Becomes no one via negation.
    Did anyone help with the clean-up effort?
    Yes, someone helped yesterday, but no one did today because everyone was too busy.

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AbbreviationsEdit

Some translation dictionaries have used the abbreviation s.o. or so for someone.

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NounEdit

someone (plural someones)

  1. A partially specified but unnamed person.
    Do you need a gift for that special someone?
    The someones under discussion were eventually arrested.

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