- The definition of some is an unknown or unspecified number of people or things.
An example of some is someone saying more than a couple of people are coming over for dinner.
- Some is an indefinite or unspecified number.
An example of some used as a pronoun is to replace a name or quantity such as the phrase some children came to play.
- being a certain one or ones not specified or known: open some evenings
- being of a certain unspecified (but often considerable) number, quantity, degree, etc.: to have some fear, married for some years
- about: some ten of them
- ☆ Informal remarkable, striking, etc.: it was some fight
Origin of someMiddle English som ; from Old English sum, a certain one, akin to Gothic sums ; from Indo-European an unverified form som- from source same
- certain ones not specified or known: some agree
- a certain indefinite or unspecified number, quantity, etc. as distinguished from the rest: take some
- approximately; about: some ten men
- Informal to some extent; somewhat: slept some
- ☆ Informal to a great extent or at a great rate: must run some to catch up
and then some☆
Origin of -someMiddle English -som ; from Old English -sum, akin to some
Origin of -someMiddle English -sum ; from sum, som, some
- body: chromosome
- chromosome: monosome
Origin of -some; from Classical Greek sōma, body: see soma
- Being an unspecified number or quantity: Some people came into the room. Would you like some sugar?
- Being a portion or an unspecified number or quantity of a whole or group: He likes some modern sculpture but not all.
- Being a considerable number or quantity: She has been directing films for some years now.
- Unknown or unspecified by name: Some man called.
- Logic Being part and perhaps all of a class.
- Informal Remarkable: She is some skier.
- An indefinite or unspecified number or portion: We took some of the books to the auction. See Usage Note at every.
- An indefinite additional quantity: did the assigned work and then some.
- Approximately; about: Some 40 people attended the rally.
- Informal Somewhat: some tired.
Origin of someMiddle English, from Old English sum, a certain one; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin of -someMiddle English -som, from Old English -sum, -like; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin of -someMiddle English -sum, from Old English sum, some; see some.
- Body: centrosome.
- Chromosome: monosome.
Origin of -someFrom Greek sōma, body; see teu&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- An unspecified quantity or number of.
- Would you like some grapes?
- An unspecified amount of (something uncountable).
- Would you like some water?
- A certain, an unspecified or unknown.
- I've just met some guy who said he knew you. The sequence S converges to zero for some initial value v.
- A considerable quantity or number of.
- He had edited the paper for some years.
- (informal) A remarkable.
- He is some acrobat!
From Middle English some, sum, from Old English sum (â€œsome, a certain oneâ€), from Proto-Germanic *sumaz (â€œsome, a certain oneâ€), from Proto-Indo-European *sem- (â€œone, wholeâ€). Cognate Scots sum, some (â€œsomeâ€), North Frisian som, sam, sÃ¤m (â€œsomeâ€), West Frisian sommige, somlike (â€œsomeâ€), Low German sum (â€œsomeâ€), Dutch sommige (â€œsomeâ€), German dialectal summige (â€œsomeâ€), Danish somme (â€œsomeâ€), Swedish somlig (â€œsomeâ€), Norwegian sum, som (â€œsomeâ€), Icelandic sumur (â€œsomeâ€), Gothic ðƒðŒ¿ðŒ¼ðƒ (sums, â€œone, someoneâ€). More at same.
From Middle English, from Old English -sum (â€œ-some, same asâ€). Akin to Old Frisian -sum (â€œ-someâ€), Old High German -sam (â€œ-someâ€), Old Norse -samr (â€œ-someâ€), Gothic -ðƒðŒ°ðŒ¼ðƒ (-sams), -ðƒðŒ°ðŒ¼ðŒ° (-sama). Cognate with Albanian -shÃ«m (â€œ-someâ€). More at same.
- Used to form a word indicating a group with a certain small number of members
Middle English from a specialized note of Old English sum (â€œsome, oneâ€) coming after a genitive plural (eg. hÄ“ wÃ¦s fÄ“owertiga sum --"he was one of forty", literally "he was forties' some[one]"; sixa sum --"one of six, sixsome").
- A body
- A chromosome
From Ancient Greek Ïƒá¿¶Î¼Î± (soma, â€œbodyâ€)