Sometime
Sometime Some"time`, adv. 1. At a past time indefinitely referred to; once; formerly. [1913 Webster]

Did they not sometime cry ``All hail'' to me? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. At a time undefined; once in a while; now and then; sometimes. [1913 Webster]

Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish, A vapor sometime like a bear or lion. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. At one time or other hereafter; as, I will do it sometime. ``Sometime he reckon shall.'' --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Sometime — Some time (s[u^]m t[imac]m ), a. Having been formerly; former; late; whilom. [1913 Webster] Our sometime sister, now our queen. Shak. [1913 Webster] Ion, our sometime darling, whom we prized. Talfourd. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sometime — [sum′tīm΄] adv. 1. at some time not known or specified 2. at some unspecified time in the future 3. Archaic a) sometimes b) formerly adj. 1. former; erstwhile [her sometime friend] …   English World dictionary

  • sometime — mid 14c., at one time or another (adv.); as an adv., late 15c. Meaning at some future time is late 14c. From SOME (Cf. some) + TIME (Cf. time). Sometimes now and then is from 1520s …   Etymology dictionary

  • sometime — ► ADVERB ▪ at some unspecified or unknown time. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ former …   English terms dictionary

  • sometime — late, former, one time, sometime All these words are used occasionally (the first two a little more than that) to describe the earlier status of a person or thing. A late husband is one that is no longer alive, whereas a former husband (or ex… …   Modern English usage

  • sometime — some|time [ sʌmtaım ] function word ** Sometime is used in the following ways: as an adverb: The store will open sometime next year. as an adjective (only before a noun): Bill Veeck, sometime baseball team owner In British English, sometime can… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sometime */*/ — UK [ˈsʌmtaɪm] / US adjective, adverb Summary: Sometime is used in the following ways: as an adverb: The shop will open sometime next year. as an adjective (only before a noun): Bill Veeck, sometime baseball team owner In British English, sometime …   English dictionary

  • sometime — /sum tuym /, adv. 1. at some indefinite or indeterminate point of time: He will arrive sometime next week. 2. at an indefinite future time: Come to see me sometime. 3. Archaic. sometimes; on some occasions. 4. Archaic. at one time; formerly. adj …   Universalium

  • sometime — [[t]sʌ̱mtaɪm[/t]] 1) ADV: ADV with v, ADV with cl/group You use sometime to refer to a time in the future or the past that is unknown or that has not yet been decided. The sales figures won t be released until sometime next month... Why don t you …   English dictionary

  • sometime — some|time1 [ˈsʌmtaım] adv also some time at a time in the future or in the past, although you do not know exactly when sometime around/in/during etc ▪ We ll take a vacation sometime in September. ▪ Our house was built sometime around 1900.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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