Pronunciation: sŭm
a.1.Consisting of a greater or less portion or sum; composed of a quantity or number which is not stated; - used to express an indefinite quantity or number; as, some wine; some water; some persons. Used also pronominally; as, I have some.
2.A certain; one; - indicating a person, thing, event, etc., as not known individually, or designated more specifically; as, some man, that is, some one man.
3.Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just.
4.About; near; more or less; - used commonly with numerals, but formerly also with a singular substantive of time or distance; as, a village of some eighty houses; some two or three persons; some hour hence.
5.Considerable in number or quantity.
6.Certain; those of one part or portion; - in distinction from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another.
Some [seeds] fell among thorns; . . . but other fell into good ground.
- Matt. xiii. 7, 8.
7.A part; a portion; - used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
All and some
one and all. See under All, adv.
Some . . . some
one part . . . another part; these . . . those; - used distributively.
Some to the shores do fly,
Some to the woods, or whither fear advised.
- Daniel.
Some in his bed, some in the deep sea.
- Chaucer.
Adj.1.some - quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity; "have some milk"; "some roses were still blooming"; "having some friends over"; "some apples"; "some paper"
all - quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class; "we sat up all night"; "ate all the food"; "all men are mortal"; "all parties are welcome"
no - quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns for indicating a complete or almost complete lack or zero quantity of; "we have no bananas"; "no eggs left and no money to buy any"; "have you no decency?"; "did it with no help"; "I'll get you there in no time"
2.some - unknown or unspecified; "some lunatic drove into my car"; "some man telephoned while you were out"; "some day my prince will come"; "some enchanted evening"
3.some - relatively many but unspecified in number; "they were here for some weeks"; "we did not meet again for some years"
4.some - remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier"
5.some - relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; "we talked for some time"; "he was still some distance away"
Adv.1.some - (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct; "lasted approximately an hour"; "in just about a minute"; "he's about 30 years old"; "I've had about all I can stand"; "we meet about once a month"; "some forty people came"; "weighs around a hundred pounds"; "roughly $3,000"; "holds 3 gallons, more or less"; "20 or so people were at the party"
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