Meaning of some


Pronunciation: (sum unstressed s&schwam), [key]
— adj.
  1. being an undetermined or unspecified one: Some person may object.
  2. (used with plural nouns) certain: Some days I stay home.
  3. of a certain unspecified number, amount, degree, etc.: to some extent.
  4. unspecified but considerable in number, amount, degree, etc.: We talked for some time. He was here some weeks.
  5. of impressive or remarkable quality, consequence, extent, etc.: That was some storm.
  1. certain persons, individuals, instances, etc., not specified: Some think he is dead.
  2. an unspecified number, amount, etc., as distinguished from the rest or in addition: He paid a thousand dollars and then some.
  1. (used with numerals and with words expressing degree, extent, etc.) approximately; about: Some 300 were present.
  2. to some degree or extent; somewhat: I like baseball some. She is feeling some better today.
  3. to a great degree or extent; considerably: That's going some.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a native English suffix formerly used in the formation of adjectives: quarrelsome; burdensome.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a collective suffix used with numerals: twosome; threesome.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “body,” used in the formation of compound words: chromosome.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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