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Meaning of “somewhere” in the English Dictionary

"somewhere" in British English

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somewhereadverb

uk   /ˈsʌm.weər/  us   /-wer/
  • somewhere adverb (PLACE)

A2 (US also someplace) in or at a ​place having a ​position that is not ​stated or not ​known: He was last ​heard of ​living somewhere on the ​southcoast of France. You must have put ​theirletter somewhere! [+ to infinitive] I'm ​looking for somewhere toeat/​stay. Can we go somewhere else to ​talk - it's very ​noisy here. Wouldn't you like to go to Disneyland or somewhere (= or to a ​similarplace)? Note: Somewhere is not usually used in negatives and questions.

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  • somewhere adverb (APPROXIMATELY)

somewhere around, between, etc.

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B2 approximately; about: Somewhere between 900 and 1,100 ​minor crimes are ​reported in this ​city every ​week. It will take us somewhere between three and four ​hours to get back. The company's ​annualturnover is somewhere around $70.7 million.
(Definition of somewhere from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"somewhere" in American English

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somewhereadverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈsʌm·hwer, -weər/
in, to, or at a ​place which is not ​known or not ​stated: I ​want to ​live somewhere ​else. Can we go somewhere and ​talk? Note: "Anywhere" is usually used instead of "somewhere" in negative sentences and questions.
(used esp. before a ​number) ​approximately; about: CDscost somewhere around $15 ​apiece.
(Definition of somewhere from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “somewhere”
in Arabic مَكان ما…
in Korean 어딘가…
in Portuguese em algum lugar…
in Catalan en algun lloc…
in Japanese どこかに(で、へ)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地方, 在某处,在某地…
in Turkish bir yere, bir yerde…
in Russian где-то, куда-то, откуда-то…
in Chinese (Traditional) 地方, 在某處,在某地…
in Italian qualche parte, un posto…
in Polish gdzieś…
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