- 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.
some definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle 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
Origin: Middle English -som ; from Old English -sum, akin to some
Origin: Middle English -sum ; from sum, som, some
- body: chromosome
- chromosome: monosome
Origin: ; from Classical Greek sōma, body: see soma
some definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: Middle English, from Old English sum, a certain one; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English -som, from Old English -sum, -like; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English -sum, from Old English sum, some; see some.
- Body: centrosome.
- Chromosome: monosome.
Origin: From Greek sōma, body; see teuə- in Indo-European roots.
some - Medical Definition
- Body: centrosome.
- Chromosome: autosome.
some - Phrases/Idioms
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