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SOMETHING, noun [some and thing.]

1. An indeterminate or unknown event. something must have happened to prevent the arrival of our friends at the time fixed. I shall call at two o'clock, unless something should prevent. [See Thing.]

2. A substance or material thing, unknown indeterminate or not specified. A machine stops because something obstructs its motion. There must be something to support a wall or an arch.

3. A part; a portion more or less. something yet of doubt remains. Still from his little he could something spare, to feed the hungry and to clothe the bare. something of it arises from our infant state.

4. A little; an indefinite quantity or degree. The man asked me a dollar, but I gave him something more.

5. Distance not great. It must be done tonight, and something from the palace.

6. something is used adverbially for in some degree; as, he was something discouraged; but the use in not elegant.