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Meaning of SOME

Pronunciation:  sum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  (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"
  2. [adj]  (informal; slang) remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier"

SOME is a 4 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: about, approximately, around, close to, extraordinary, just about, more or less, or so, roughly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \-some\ (-s[=o]m).
    A combining form or suffix from Gr. sw^ma (gen. sw`matos) the
    body; as in merosome, a body segment; cephalosome, etc.
  2. \-some\ (-s[u^]m). [AS. -sum; akin to G. & OHG. -sam,
    Icel. samr, Goth. lustusams longed for. See {Same}, a., and
    cf. {Some}, a.]
    An adjective suffix having primarily the sense of like or
    same, and indicating a considerable degree of the thing or
    quality denoted in the first part of the compound; as in
    mettlesome, full of mettle or spirit; gladsome, full of
    gladness; winsome, blithesome, etc.
  3. \Some\ (s[u^]m), a. [OE. som, sum, AS. sum; akin to OS.,
    OFries., & OHG. sum, OD. som, D. sommig, Icel. sumr, Dan.
    somme (pl.), Sw. somlige (pl.), Goth. sums, and E. same.
    [root]191. See {Same}, a., and cf. {-some}.]
    1. 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.
             Some theoretical writers allege that there was a
             time when there was no such thing as society.
    2. 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. ``Some
       brighter clime.'' --Mrs. Barbauld.
             Some man praiseth his neighbor by a wicked intent.
             Most gentlemen of property, at some period or other
             of their lives, are ambitious of representing their
             county in Parliament.                 --Blackstone.
    3. Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some
       extent just.
    4. 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.