Somebody Some"bod*y (s[u^]m"b[o^]d*[y^]), n. 1. A person unknown or uncertain; a person indeterminate; some person. [1913 Webster]

Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me. --Luke viii. 46. [1913 Webster]

We must draw in somebody that may stand 'Twixt us and danger. --Denham. [1913 Webster]

2. A person of consideration or importance. [1913 Webster]

Before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody. --Acts v. 36. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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