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  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  3. (informal; slang) remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. relatively many but unspecified in number; "they were here for some weeks"; "we did not meet again for some years" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; "we talked for some time"; "he was still some distance away" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. Considerable in number or quality. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. 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
  14. A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions. Newage Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. About; as, a distance of some four miles. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. 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.
  19. Denoting an indefinite number or quantity; persons; in a certain degree. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. A portion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Of indeterminate or moderate quantity or amount. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Certain individuals not designated. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. In an approximate degree; about. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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. dictgcide_fs
  30. 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. dictgcide_fs
  31. 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. dictgcide_fs
  32. Considerable in number or quantity. dictgcide_fs
  33. Certain; those of one part or portion; in distinction from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another. dictgcide_fs
  34. A part; a portion; used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions. dictgcide_fs
  35. sum, adj. denoting an indefinite number or quantity: certain, in distinction from others: moderate or in a certain degree: about.--adv. (prov.) somewhat, in some degree.--n. SOME'BODY, some or any body or person: a person of importance.--advs. SOME'DEAL, SOME'DELE (Spens.), in some degree, somewhat; SOME'GATE (Scot.), somewhere, somehow; SOME'HOW, in some way or other.--adj. SOME'-SUCH, somewhat of that kind.--n. SOME'THING, an indefinite thing or event: a portion, an indefinite quantity.--adv. in some degree.--advs. SOME'TIME, at a time not fixed: once: at one time or other; SOME'TIMES, at certain times: now and then: at one time: (B.) once, formerly.--n. SOME'WHAT, an unfixed quantity or degree.--adv. in some degree.--advs. SOME'WHEN, some time or other; SOME'WHERE, in some place: in one place or another; SOME'WHILE, sometimes, at times; SOME'WHITHER, to some place. [A.S. sum; Goth. sums, Ice. sumr.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. Particular but unknown or unspecified (person or thing), as s. fool has locked the door, saw it in s. book (or other), ask s. experienced person, s. (people) say yes& s. (or others or other people) say no; a certain quantity or number of (something), as drink s. water, eat s. bread, bring s. pens, I have s. already, have s. more, s. of it is spoilt, s. of them were late, can we or can\'t we have s. milk? (but we cannot have any milk), if I find s. (or any) I will send them; an appreciable or considerable quantity of, as went s. miles out of our way, had s. trouble in arranging it, s. years ago; (usu. stressed) not quite no, as do have s. mercy on our nerves, has after all s. sense of decency; approximately so many or much of (something), as waited s. 20 minutes, seales s. 15 stone, we were s. 60 in all; ALL& s.; (adv., slang) in s. degree, as he seemed annoyed s.; somebody, s. person, (w. pl. -dies) person of consequence; somehow, in s. unspecified or unexplained manner, for s. reason or other, as he somehow dropped behind, somehow or other I never liked him, (stressed) no matter how, as must get it finished somehow; someone, = somebody (not in pl.); s. one, any particular (one), as choose s. one place as a centre, take s. one as a type; something, s. thing (esp. or something as vague substitute for noun, adj., vb, or adv.), as have something to tell you, has lost something or other, take a drop of something (liquor), he is or has something (s. official, s. employment; in the record office, can spare something out of so much, there is something (truth, point) in what you say, thinks himself something (of s. consequence), felt there was a little something wanting, something of preciosity in his style, am something of (am in s. sense or degree) a carpenter, it is something (s. comfort) to be safe home again, his temper is, his fads are, something awful, was made a bishop or something, has sprained his ankle or something (s. other part), is neurotic or something, lost his train or (did) something, turned the tap ioo soon or too hard or (too) something, (adv., archaic exc. something like) in s. degree, as was something impatient, something troubled, shaped something like a cigar, (colloq., w. stress on like) this is something like a (is a large or good) pudding, that\'s something like (is capital)!; s. time adv., for s. time, as have been waiting s. time, at s. time, as must see him about it s. time; sometime adv. & a. (archaic), formerly, as was sometime mayor of Barnstaple, (the) sometime sheriff; sometimes adv., at s. times, as have sometimes thought, is sometimes hot& sometimes cold; someway, in s. way; somewhat, (adv.) in s. degree, as it is somewhat difficult, was somewhat puzzled, answered somewhat hastily, (pron., archaic exc. when indisting. f. adv.) found somewhat to detain him, loses somewhat (perh. adv.) in the telling, loses somewhat of its force; somewhen (rare, affected), at s. time or other; somewhere, in, at, to, s. place, as lives somewhere near us. sent him somewhere, Burton says somewhere in the Anatomy, will see him somewhere (in hell &c.) first; somewhither (archaic), to s. place. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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