Meaning of SOMEONE in English


I. some ‧ one 1 S1 W1 /ˈsʌmwʌn/ BrE AmE pronoun

used to mean a person, when you do not know or do not say who the person is SYN somebody ⇨ anyone , everyone , no one :

What would you do if someone tried to rob you in the street?

Will someone please explain what’s going on?

someone new/different etc

‘When are you planning to hire someone?’ ‘As soon as we find someone suitable.’

Can you ask someone else (=a different person) to help you? I’m really busy.

Have Brooks or someone fax this to New York right away.

II. someone 2 BrE AmE noun

be someone to be or feel important:

Gerber was determined to be someone.

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.