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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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English - Etymology

_some_ +‎ _thing_

some +‎ thing

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsʌmθɪŋ/, [ˈsɐmθɪŋ] * (US) IPA(key): /ˈsʌmθɪŋ/, sometimes reduced to [ˈsʌʔm̩] or even [sʌ̃ː] * (Australia) IPA(key): /ˈsamθɪŋ/, [ˈsämθɪŋ] * Hyphenation: some‧thing

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONOUN
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English - Pronoun

SOMETHING * 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._ SYNONYMS * (unspecified thing): sth (especially in dictionaries) DERIVED TERMS * somethingth TRANSLATIONS RELATED TERMS

something

  1. 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.
  2. (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.
  3. (colloquial, of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
    She has a certain something.
  4. (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.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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English - Adjective

SOMETHING (_not comparable_) * Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.

something (not comparable)

  1. Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ADVERB
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English - Adverb

SOMETHING (_not comparable_) * (degree) Somewhat; to a degree. _The baby looks SOMETHING like his father._ * (degree, colloquial) To a high degree. DERIVED TERMS

something (not comparable)

  1. (degree) Somewhat; to a degree.
    The baby looks something like his father.
  2. (degree, colloquial) To a high degree.

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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - VERB
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English - Verb

SOMETHING (_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. * 1890, William Dean Howells, _A Hazard of New Fortunes_ [1] He didn’t apply for it for a long time, and then there was a hitch about it, and it was SOMETHINGED—vetoed, I believe she said. * 2003, George Angel, “Allegoady,” in _Juncture,_ Lara Stapleton and Veronica Gonzalez edd. [2] She hovers over the something SOMETHINGING and awkwardly lowers her bulk. * 2005, Floyd Skloot, _A World of Light_ [3] “_Oh how we SOMETHINGED on the hmmm hmm we were wed._ Dear, was I ever on the stage?”

something (third-person singular simple present somethings, present participle somethinging, simple past and past participle somethinged)

  1. Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - NOUN
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English - Noun

SOMETHING (_plural_ SOMETHINGS) * 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). * 1999, Nicholas Clapp, _The Road to Ubar_ [4] What was the SOMETHING the pilot saw, the SOMETHING worth killing for? * 2004, Theron Q Dumont, _The Master Mind_ [5] Moreover, in all of our experience with these sense impressions, we never lose sight of the fact that they are but incidental facts of our mental existence, and that there is a SOMETHING Within which is really the Subject of these sense reports—a SOMETHING to which these reports are presented, and which receives them. * 2004, Ira Levin, _The Stepford Wives_ [6] She wiped something with a cloth, wiped at the wall shelf, and put the SOMETHING on it, clinking glass.

something (plural somethings)

  1. An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
  2. 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).


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