sometime
Pronunciation
  • (America) enPR: sŭmʹtīm', IPA: /ˈsʌmˌtaɪm/
Adverb

sometime (not comparable)

  1. At an indefinite but stated time in the past or future.
    I'll see you at the pub sometime this evening.
    This will certainly happen sometime in the future.
  2. (obsolete) Sometimes.
  3. (obsolete) At an unstated past or future time; once; formerly.
    • circa 1595 William Shakespeare, Richard II, Act IV, scene i:
      Did they not sometime cry "All hail" to me?
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • French: un jour ou l’autre
  • German: irgendwann
  • Italian: un giorno o l'altro
  • Portuguese: algum dia
  • Russian: когда́-то
  • Spanish: al rato, algún día
Adjective

sometime (not comparable)

  1. Former, erstwhile; at some previous time.
    my sometime friend and mentor
    • circa 1599–1602 William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, Act I, scene ii:
      Therefore our sometime sister, now our queen / Th' imperial jointress to this warlike state
  2. Occasional.
    an author and sometime lecturer
Synonyms Translations
  • Portuguese: antigo
  • Russian: бы́вший



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