being an undetermined or unspecified one: Some person may object.
(used with plural nouns) certain: Some days I stay home.
of a certain unspecified number, amount, degree, etc.: to some extent.
unspecified but considerable in number, amount, degree, etc.: We talked for some time. He was here some weeks.
Informal. of impressive or remarkable quality, consequence, extent, etc.: That was some storm.
certain persons, individuals, instances, etc., not specified: Some think he is dead.
an unspecified number, amount, etc., as distinguished from the rest or in addition: He paid a thousand dollars and then some.
(used with numerals and with words expressing degree, extent, etc.) approximately; about: Some 300 were present.
Informal. to some degree or extent; somewhat: I like baseball some. She is feeling some better today.
Informal. to a great degree or extent; considerably: That's going some.
- some , sum
Other definitions for -some (2 of 4)
a native English suffix formerly used in the formation of adjectives: quarrelsome; burdensome.
Other definitions for -some (3 of 4)
a collective suffix used with numerals: twosome; threesome.
How to use some in a sentence
At 17, she attended the Durango Songwriters Expo, a summit where 30 music industry professionals mentor 200 some-odd attendees.‘All About That Bass’ Singer Meghan Trainor On Haters and Her Polarizing (and Unlikely) No. 1 Hit | Marlow Stern | October 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Sixty-some years later, people are still plunking themselves down in the ever-popular Eames chairs.15 Most Bonkers Chairs at Pop Art Design in London | Chloë Ashby | October 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
My neurotic Jewish mother calls me every year in August to remind me that I need to get a flu shot before they some-how run out.
Thirty-some years later, the takeover is still a trauma of very high and personal order.
Could that blame-some-other-guy strategy succeed at a time of genuine economic distress?
He was like a fly condemned to spend his life in the irk-some society of the spider.American Sketches | Charles Whibley
He also thanked him for his good service, and told him to choose some-one of his possessions, for he would get whatever he wanted.The Yellow Fairy Book | Various
We had in our box the hand-some ambassador and late tutor of the Mahararana of Oodeypore.From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan | Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
They were twenty small red demons rather like Billy, and the same number of tiny skeletons, all with waggle-some hands and feet.Winona of the Camp Fire | Margaret Widdemer
Wed all be subjected to a force of twenty-some gravities for a period of several seconds.A Place in the Sun | C.H. Thames
British Dictionary definitions for some (1 of 4)
(a) certain unknown or unspecified: some lunatic drove into my car; some people never learn
(as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): some can teach and others can't
an unknown or unspecified quantity or amount of: there's some rice on the table; he owns some horses
(as pronoun; functioning as sing or plural): we'll buy some
a considerable number or amount of: he lived some years afterwards
a little: show him some respect
(usually stressed) informal an impressive or remarkable: that was some game!
a certain amount (more) (in the phrases some more and (informal) and then some)
about; approximately: he owes me some thirty pounds
US not standard to a certain degree or extent: I guess I like him some
British Dictionary definitions for -some (2 of 4)
characterized by; tending to: awesome; tiresome
British Dictionary definitions for -some (3 of 4)
indicating a group of a specified number of members: threesome
British Dictionary definitions for -some (4 of 4)
a body: chromosome
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Other Idioms and Phrases with some
see and then some; catch some rays; catch some z's; dig up (some dirt); in a (some) sense; in some measure; one of these days (some day); take some doing; to some degree; win some, lose some.
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