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Definitions of some

  1. ( 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"
  2. 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"
  3. ( informal; slang) remarkable; " that was some party"; " she is some skier"
  4. 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"
  5. relatively many but unspecified in number; " they were here for some weeks"; " we did not meet again for some years"
  6. relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; " we talked for some time"; " he was still some distance away"
  7. remarkable; " that was some party"; " she is some skier"
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just.
  11. 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.
  12. Considerable in number or quality.
  13. Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinct from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another.
  14. A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions.
  15. A certain; as, some one whom I know; denoting a thing or person not definitely specified; as, some day I will come; more or less; as, she took some trouble: opposite to other; as, some people came, other people went.
  16. One part, number, or amount, usually indefinite, in distinction from the rest; as, I will take some, but not all; any unspecified amount; as, give me some of your candy: opposite to others; as, some came, others went.
  17. About; as, a distance of some four miles.
  18. Denoting an indefinite number or quantity: certain, in distinction from others: moderate or in a certain degree: about.
  19. Denoting an indefinite number or quantity; persons; in a certain degree.
  20. A portion.
  21. Of indeterminate or moderate quantity or amount.
  22. Not definitely known.
  23. Part, but not all.
  24. Certain individuals not designated.
  25. In an approximate degree; about.
  26. Forming adjectives denoting a considerable degree of the quality expressed; as, darksome, quarrelsome.
  27. Denoting an indeterminate quantity, number, person, or thing; more or less; one or other.
  28. Expressing an indeterminate number or quantity, more or less; denoting one person or thing; about, as some two dozen; a portion greater or less; certain; moderate; used improperly for somewhat, as he is some better.
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Usage examples for some

  1. He said you were ailin' some way. – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  2. Do you think you could get me some – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  3. There must be some one . – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  4. Why- there may be some – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
  5. Tell me some of the things you want to know. – Odd by Amy Le Feuvre
  6. He was in there some time. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  7. Some one has come! – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. Thought ye might like some bein' Thanksgivin'. – Contemporary One-Act Plays Compiler: B. Roland Lewis by Sir James M. Barrie George Middleton Althea Thurston Percy Mackaye Lady Augusta Gregor Eugene Pillot Anton Tchekov Bosworth Crocker Alfred Kreymborg Paul Greene Arthur Hopkins Paul Hervieu Jeannette Marks Oscar M. Wolff David Pinski Beulah Bornstead Herma
  9. I should like to have some – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  10. Some one all to herself, all to herself! – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  11. I heard some one speak, but see nothing! – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  12. Oh, can't I get you some – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  13. Some of them said they did. – Rollo in Holland by Jacob Abbott
  14. Is there some very bad news, then?" – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  15. We can get at this in some other way. – The Mystery of Monastery Farm by H. R. Naylor
  16. Got to see me some time. – Isle o' Dreams by Frederick F. Moore
  17. Some of them are, some are not. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  18. I'll get another some way. – Alone In London by Hesba Stretton
  19. It must have been coming on for some time. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. Some one must see to things. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
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