Word of the Day: Something

some-thing / ˈsəmˌTHiNG

 

noun

 

  1. a specific undetermined or unidentified object

In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.

Lee Iacocca, 1924-

 

  1. an additional amount that is unknown or unspecified

For years I’ve been hearing 20-somethings say they don’t expect Social Security to be around when they hit 65.

Gail Collins, 1945-

 

verb

 

  1. to some extent

I miss you something awful sometimes, but in general, I go on living with all the energy I can muster.

from ‘Norwegian Wood’ by Haruki Murakami, 1949-