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  1. Forming adjectives denoting a considerable degree of the quality expressed; as, darksome, quarrelsome. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  2. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. Certain individuals not designated. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  4. A portion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. About; as, a distance of some four miles. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. In an approximate degree; about. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. (informal; slang) remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. relatively many but unspecified in number; "they were here for some weeks"; "we did not meet again for some years" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; "we talked for some time"; "he was still some distance away" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  14. Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just. Newage Dictionary DB
  15. 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. Newage Dictionary DB
  16. Considerable in number or quality. Newage Dictionary DB
  17. Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinct from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another. Newage Dictionary DB
  18. A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions. Newage Dictionary DB
  19. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. Denoting an indefinite number or quantity: certain, in distinction from others: moderate or in a certain degree: about. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. Denoting an indefinite number or quantity; persons; in a certain degree. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  22. Not definitely known. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. Part, but not all. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Denoting an indeterminate quantity, number, person, or thing; more or less; one or other. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for some

  1. I'll get another some way. – Alone In London by Hesba Stretton
  2. It must have been coming on for some time. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
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