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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. Not definitely known.
  22. Part, but not all.
  23. Certain individuals not designated.
  24. In an approximate degree; about.
  25. Forming adjectives denoting a considerable degree of the quality expressed; as, darksome, quarrelsome.
  26. Denoting an indeterminate quantity, number, person, or thing; more or less; one or other.
  27. 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. It must have been coming on for some time. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  2. There must be some one . – The Splendid Folly by Margaret Pedler
  3. Some one all to herself, all to herself! – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  4. Some of them said they did. – Rollo in Holland by Jacob Abbott
  5. I heard some one speak, but see nothing! – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  6. Some one has come! – The Zeppelin's Passenger by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  7. I'll get another some way. – Alone In London by Hesba Stretton
  8. Got to see me some time. – Isle o' Dreams by Frederick F. Moore
  9. Is there some very bad news, then?" – Paris From the "Three Cities" by Emile Zola
  10. He was in there some time. – Colonel Thorndyke's Secret by G. A. Henty
  11. We can get at this in some other way. – The Mystery of Monastery Farm by H. R. Naylor
  12. He said you were ailin' some way. – Do and Dare A Brave Boy's Fight for Fortune by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  13. Some one must see to things. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont
  14. Oh, can't I get you some? – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  15. Do you think you could get me some? – The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting
  16. I should like to have some. – Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
  17. Some of them are, some are not. – The Moral Instruction of Children by Felix Adler
  18. Tell me some of the things you want to know. – Odd by Amy Le Feuvre
  19. Why- there may be some. – The Bat by Avery Hopwood Mary Roberts Rinehart
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