Somebody who or something that is superlative or notable in some way.
Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
To a high degree.
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Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
1890, Dean Howells|William Dean Howells, ''Hazard of New Fortunes|A Hazard of New Fortunes'' http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&vid=ISBN0140439234&id=IOZeJi7U4eEC&pg=PA96&lpg=PA96&sig=LW2P-uKmoZabe70ZKnIHIMQLXlw
- He didn’t apply for it for a long time, and then there was a hitch about it, and it was somethinged—vetoed, I believe she said.
2003, George Angel, “Allegoady,” in ''Juncture,'' Lara Stapleton and Veronica Gonzalez edd. http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&vid=ISBN1887128913&id=qB-D32yV1VAC&pg=PA161&lpg=PA161&sig=9AYyYLA-MQqTgAbptreoe3VyOzQ
- She hovers over the something somethinging and awkwardly lowers her bulk.
2005, Floyd Skloot, ''A World of Light'' http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&vid=ISBN0803243189&id=TEgRGe6FiTkC&pg=PA40&lpg=PA40&sig=zEj4BPQ0eEFkj6LdOI8eRJlZrzE
- “''Oh how we somethinged on the hmmm hmm we were wed.'' Dear, was I ever on the stage?”
An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
1999, Nicholas Clapp, ''The Road to Ubar'' http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&vid=ISBN0395957869&id=3ikdzDKkQ04C&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&sig=UNimtwdgeC_w_wqGXfa4LsCDik8
- What was the something the pilot saw, the something worth killing for?
2004, Theron Q Dumont, ''The Master Mind'' http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&vid=ISBN0766185435&id=-n_jW7BVfawC&pg=PA26&lpg=PA26&sig=ou-CrIyWbKyZQ0s3q0uaJTiHdsI
- Moreover, in all of our experience with these sense impressions, we never lose sight of the fact that they are but incidental facts of our mental existence, and that there is a Something Within which is really the Subject of these sense reports—a Something to which these reports are presented, and which receives them.
2004, Ira Levin, ''The Stepford Wives'' http://books.google.com/books?ie=UTF-8&hl=en&vid=ISBN0060738197&id=rKeKLf7LeXAC&pg=PA151&lpg=PA151&sig=uAeyLuj-HYk1dLAme_rokCWQITc
- She wiped something with a cloth, wiped at the wall shelf, and put the something on it, clinking glass.