Meaning of somebody in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsʌmbədi/

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  • 1Some person; someone.

    ‘Claire decided that she must have fallen asleep at the party, and somebody had taken her home.’
    • ‘There are so many characters that you're bound to end up identifying with somebody.’
    • ‘You are at a party, and you have been chatting to somebody who seems very nice.’
    • ‘It is impossible to write an honest letter to somebody who may send it on to a third party.’
    • ‘Well, somebody has decided to do something similar, if not exactly what I had in mind.’
    • ‘It is only a matter of time before somebody is killed in one of these cowardly attacks.’
    • ‘When is somebody going to take responsibility for these costly failures and mistakes?’
    • ‘Though I'm a big fan of Nick, it's good to see somebody else occupying the space as well.’
    • ‘If ever there was somebody who looked like an all-action-hero pilot, it was this guy.’
    • ‘The best thing to do, if you can, is to pass your expenses on for somebody else to bear.’
    • ‘Could somebody older please tell me what they know now, so that I can make use of it when I am an adult?’
    • ‘We are not interested in somebody who makes nominal moves on school improvement.’
    • ‘More dangerously, there is the advice to get somebody who has a nosebleed to tip their head back.’
    • ‘Now they are hoping somebody will help them start their project all over again.’
    • ‘Within the churchyard, somebody has taken the time and trouble to make a memorial stone.’
    • ‘If this happens to somebody else not as strong, it could be a lot more serious.’
    • ‘It's terrific to be working with somebody who has the whole thing in perspective.’
    • ‘There is no easier interview subject than somebody who asks questions of themselves.’
    • ‘From the very first time we met he came out to me as being somebody who would take the type of approach we needed at the club.’
    • ‘If you catch a big rainbow trout in a loch or river then make no mistake - somebody reared it and fed it.’
    person, individual, human being, somebody, someone
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  • 2A person of importance or authority.

    ‘I'd like to be somebody’
    • ‘nobodies who want to become somebodies’
    • ‘We're talking about La-la-land, people, where nearly everyone's a star, if only in their own minds, and those who happen not to be somebodies always made a point of never being awed by star power.’
    • ‘These people are political no-bodies who fancy themselves to be somebodies.’
    • ‘In the tradition of two of America's greatest social commentators, Alexis de Tocqueville and Thorstein Veblen, Fuller points out that we are all somebodies and nobodies, that dignity is non-negotiable.’
    important person, VIP, personage, public figure, notable, notability, dignitary, pillar of society, pillar of the community, worthy
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