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something Meaning, Definition & Usage

Some"thing noun
Definitions
  1. Anything unknown, undetermined, or not specifically designated; a certain indefinite thing; an indeterminate or unknown event; an unspecified task, work, or thing.
    There is something in the wind. Shak.
    The whole world has something to do, something to talk of, something to wish for, and something to be employed about. Pope.
    Something attemped, something done, Has earned a night's repose. Longfellow.
  2. A part; a portion, more or less; an indefinite quantity or degree; a little.
    Something yet of doubt remains. Milton.
    Something of it arises from our infant state. I. Watts.
  3. A person or thing importance.
    If a man thinketh himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. Gal. vi. 3.
Some"thing
Definitions
  1. , adv. In some degree; somewhat; to some exrent; at some distance. Shak.
    I something fear my father's wrath. Shak.
    We have something fairer play than a reasoner could have expected formerly. Burke.
    My sense of touch is something coarse. Tennyson.
    It must be done to-night, And something from the palace. Shak.

Webster 1913