1. At a past time indefinitely referred to; once; formerly.
Did they not sometime cry =\“All hail” to me?\= --Shak.
2. At a time undefined; once in a while; now and then; sometimes.
Sometime we see a cloud that's dragonish,
A vapor sometime like a bear or lion. --Shak.
3. At one time or other hereafter; as, I will do it sometime. “Sometime he reckon shall.”
Some·time a. Having been formerly; former; late; whilom.
Our sometime sister, now our queen. --Shak.
Ion, our sometime darling, whom we prized. --Talfourd.
adj : belonging to some prior time; "erstwhile friend"; "our
former glory"; "the once capital of the state"; "her
quondam lover" [syn: erstwhile(a), former(a), once(a),
onetime(a), quondam(a), sometime(a)]
adv : at some indefinite or unstated time; "let's get together
sometime"; "everything has to end sometime"; "It was to
be printed sometime later"