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ADJECTIVE (4)

1. quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity;
- Example: "have some milk"
- Example: "some roses were still blooming"
- Example: "having some friends over"
- Example: "some apples"
- Example: "some paper"

2. relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent;
- Example: "we talked for some time"
- Example: "he was still some distance away"

3. relatively many but unspecified in number;
- Example: "they were here for some weeks"
- Example: "we did not meet again for some years"

4. remarkable;
- Example: "that was some party"
- Example: "she is some skier"


ADVERB (1)

1. (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct;
- Example: "lasted approximately an hour"
- Example: "in just about a minute"
- Example: "he's about 30 years old"
- Example: "I've had about all I can stand"
- Example: "we meet about once a month"
- Example: "some forty people came"
- Example: "weighs around a hundred pounds"
- Example: "roughly $3,000"
- Example: "holds 3 gallons, more or less"
- Example: "20 or so people were at the party"
[syn: approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

-some \-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. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

-some \-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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Some \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. [1913 Webster] Some theoretical writers allege that there was a time when there was no such thing as society. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] Some man praiseth his neighbor by a wicked intent. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Most gentlemen of property, at some period or other of their lives, are ambitious of representing their county in Parliament. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 3. Not much; a little; moderate; as, the censure was to some extent just. [1913 Webster] 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] The number slain on the rebel's part were some two thousand. --Bacon. [1913 Webster] 5. Considerable in number or quantity. "Bore us some leagues to sea." --Shak. [1913 Webster] On its outer point, some miles away. The lighthouse lifts its massive masonry. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 6. Certain; those of one part or portion; -- in distinction from other or others; as, some men believe one thing, and others another. [1913 Webster] Some [seeds] fell among thorns; . . . but other fell into good ground. --Matt. xiii. 7, 8. [1913 Webster] 7. A part; a portion; -- used pronominally, and followed sometimes by of; as, some of our provisions. [1913 Webster] Your edicts some reclaim from sins, But most your life and blest example wins. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] All and some, one and all. See under All, adv. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Note: The illiterate in the United States and Scotland often use some as an adverb, instead of somewhat, or an equivalent expression; as, I am some tired; he is some better; it rains some, etc. [1913 Webster] Some . . . some, one part . . . another part; these . . . those; -- used distributively. [1913 Webster] Some to the shores do fly, Some to the woods, or whither fear advised. --Daniel. [1913 Webster] Note: Formerly used also of single persons or things: this one . . . that one; one . . . another. [1913 Webster] Some in his bed, some in the deep sea. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

some adv 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" [syn: approximately, about, close to, just about, some, roughly, more or less, around, or so] adj 1: quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity; "have some milk"; "some roses were still blooming"; "having some friends over"; "some apples"; "some paper" [ant: all(a), no(a)] 2: relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent; "we talked for some time"; "he was still some distance away" 3: relatively many but unspecified in number; "they were here for some weeks"; "we did not meet again for some years" 4: remarkable; "that was some party"; "she is some skier"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "some": Daedalian, a, about, adept, adroit, all but, almost, an, any, anything, approximately, apt, artistic, as good as, aught, authoritative, bravura, brilliant, certain, circa, clean, clever, composite, coordinated, crack, crackerjack, cunning, cute, daedal, deft, dexterous, dextrous, diplomatic, divers, excellent, expert, fairly, fancy, good, goodish, graceful, handy, ingenious, just about, kind of, magisterial, masterful, masterly, measured, moderately, more, more or less, more than one, most, nearly, neat, no mean, not singular, numerous, one, plural, pluralistic, plurative, plus ou moins, politic, practically, professional, proficient, quantified, quantitative, quantitive, quantized, quick, quite some, ready, resourceful, skillful, slick, something, somewhat, statesmanlike, stylish, sundry, tactful, the compleat, the complete, various, virtuoso, well-done, well-nigh, workmanlike