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Webster 1913 Edition


Somebody

Some′bod-y

(sŭm′bŏd-y̆)
,
Noun.
1.
A person unknown or uncertain; a person indeterminate; some person.
Jesus said,
Somebody
hath touched me.
Luke viii. 46.
We must draw in
somebody
that may stand
’Twixt us and danger.
Denham.
2.
A person of consideration or importance.
Before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be
somebody
.
Acts v. 36.

Webster 1828 Edition


Somebody

SOMEBODY

,
Noun.
[some and body.]
1.
A person unknown or uncertain; a person indeterminate. Jesus said, somebody hath touched me Luke 8. We must draw in somebody that may stand 'Twixt us and danger.
2.
A person of consideration. Before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody. Acts 5.

Definition 2022


somebody

somebody

See also: some-body and some body

English

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Pronoun

somebody

  1. Some unspecified person.
    Somebody has to clean this mess up.

Usage notes

Logically related to everybody and nobody. Becomes nobody via negation.

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Noun

somebody (plural somebodies)

  1. A recognised person, a celebrity.
    I'm tired of being a nobody – I want to be a somebody.